Earlier this month, director Guillermo del Toro revealed new details about his highly-anticipated monster movie Pacific Rim, describing the enormous sets they had to build.
Director Guillermo del Toro describes the battle scenes in Pacific Rim
Today, we have more information from the filmmaker, who revealed more battle locations that take place all over the world, on land and at sea.
"We had a Tokyo scene that we shot here in Toronto. We had several Hong Kong scenes and a few scenes in Australia, through the television. We briefly see the kaiju take over San Francisco. The whole Pacific Rim needs a sense of danger. 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."
The story revolves around gigantic robots that are build to fight off the attacking kaiju monsters. The director also gave more details about these fighting machines, and the weapons they carry.
"The robots are real machines rather than movie machines - gorgeous and functional at the same time. Each of the robots, when they step in, has their own personality. One has a huge spiky mace made of iron, and another has a giant battleaxe. You don't go, 'I wonder what his fighting style is?' You immediately understand what his fight style is!"
Pacific Rim comes to theaters July 12th, 2013 and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Diego Klattenhoff, Burn Gorman, Robert Kazinsky. The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro.