Thursday, July 7, 2011

"Pacific Rim" aka "Still Seas" Starts Shooting

As Sneak Peek first reported May 2011, director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy") is prepping his PG-rated, 'mecha monster' movie "Pacific Rim" @ the Pinewood Toronto Studios sound stages for a six-month shoot starting October 31, 2011, running to April 2012.

"Sons Of Anarachy" star Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba ("Thor") have already been cast for the film, under the working title "Still Seas".

The storyline follows hostile ET's from a parallel world called 'The Anteverse', that try to destroy humanity by first attacking cities and nations neighboring the Pacific Ocean. The creatures are thwarted in their attempts by Earth-made, high-tech, weapons-ready robots, with Hunnam playing the role of 'Raleigh Antrobus', who 'pilots' one of the advanced 'machines'.

Legendary Pictures purchased the screenplay for "Pacific Rim" in a pre-emptive buy from screenwriter Travis Beacham ("Clash Of The Titans").

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