Pacific Rim: Glorious New Promo Art
Guillermo del Toro has unveiled a glorious, World War II propaganda-style poster for his monsters versus mecha movie Pacific Rim at New York Comic Con. He has also announced details of a Pacific Rim graphic novel prequel.
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The mock poster was created by Spanish artist and frequent del Toro collaborator Raúl Monge (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy 2), who is one of the concept artists on Pacific Rim.
“Raúl is one of my top concept designers,” says del Toro. “The idea with this particular piece was to emulate an old WWII propaganda poster/flyer that went along with the world we were creating. It symbolises rationing – voluntary work force, no guts, no glory kind of heroism.”
The Pacific Rim graphic novel will be a prequel to the movie. Penned by Pacific Rim scriptwriter Travis Beacham, the graphic novel is written in three distinct parts – covering the in-world history from the first attack up to just before the movie.
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