Guillermo del Toro is going to have his first foray into 3D whether he wants to or not.
After del Toro expressed some hesitancy over whether “Pacific Rim” should be made in 3D, it turns out Warner Bros. has pushed the issue. Variety is reporting that “Pacific Rim” is going to be converted into 3D for its release, and we just hope that the decision got del Toro’s blessing.
This will be the “Pan’s Labyrinth” director’s first 3D film, and it does seem like it’s a good fit. “Pacific Rim” is set to be a monster movie of the best kind, so what better opportunity to tack on a 3D post-conversion and make one of the biggest summer blockbusters of 2013 even bigger. Hopefully the 3D is half decent or this will be a real waste.
At least there will be plenty of awesome scenes to see projected in 3D. During an interview with Total Film last month, del Toro opened up about some of the big action set pieces we’ll see in the new flick.
“We take the battles far and above! Two or three of them happen in places where there have never been a battle between kaiju and robots. From the bottom of the ocean to the atmosphere of the Earth. We have a battle in a storm at sea. Every battle we try to do differently. One is seen from the point of view of a single person. We never cut away from that point of view,” he said.
“Pacific Rim” stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Willem Dafoe, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr., Diego Klattenhoff and Ron Perlman. It’s due in theaters on July 17, 2013.