Del Toro: “Pacific Rim Is A Beautiful Poem To Giant Monsters”

Let’s just say he sounds a little excited about his latest project

In an interview with Wired, director Guillermo del Toro is getting all excited about his new movie Pacific Rim, which starts shooting on Monday. And it certainly sounds like his dream project.

“It’s a very, very beautiful poem to giant monsters,” he enthuses. “Giant monsters versus giant robots. 25-storey-high robots beating the crap out of 25-storey-high monsters. We’re trying to create a world in which the characters are real and how it would affect our world politically; how it would affect the landscape if creatures like this really came out of the sea, etc.”

It also helps that, “We are working with actors that I absolutely adore – Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman.”

Sounds like he’s having the time of his life, and not too worried that he’s dealing with giant creatures rather than pint-sized ones in The Hobbit.

He also reveals that he has a lot of other projects on the go, “We are wrapping production on a smaller, very powerful horror film called Mama, which I am producing. Chuck [Hogan, with whom he’s written a vampire book trilogy]  and I are working on a series of books that I can’t talk too much about, but we started on that about two weeks ago. I’m still working on animation at DreamWorks. I’m keeping myself pretty busy.”