Guillermo del Toro told theater owners on Tuesday during CinemaCon in Vegas that making ‘Pacific Rim’ changed his life, permitting him to indulge his wildest childhood fantasies.
The film reminded del Toro of being a 12-year old boy dreaming of monsters, while permitting him to think like “the guy who sees a giant robot and has a good day.”
The 48-year old "Hellboy" and "Pan's Labyrinth" director said that "Pacific Rim," which features arresting sequences of giant robots battling massive sea monsters, allowed him to work on "a scope and a palate" that he had never attempted before. Clearly, no expense has been spared and Warner Bros., which is distributing the film, said it thinks it will play.
"We predict that it's going to be a big, big hit worldwide," Jeff Robinov, president of...