Guillermo Del Toro is set to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his sci-fi action spectacle, ‘Pacific Rim’, originally launched in 2013, with what he refers to as “fun” plans. Adding a nostalgic note to the announcement, the movie starred notable actors like Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, and Ron Perlman.
FILMSWEEP VIDEO HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY
Despite a lackluster performance in domestic box office sales, ‘Pacific Rim’ resonated with global audiences, amassing a substantial $411 million worldwide in its release year. This achievement paved the way for a sequel that was originally set to be directed by Del Toro but eventually evolved into ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’, under the leadership of Steven S. DeKnight. Although the follow-up was a disappointment in terms of critical reception and box office returns, the franchise was revived with the introduction of ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’, a Netflix-exclusive anime series.
Del Toro hinted earlier this year through a tweet about ongoing discussions with Legendary Pictures for a special weekend IMAX 3D re-release of the movie in Los Angeles. Over the years, the film has cultivated a dedicated fan base, making a big-screen re-release an optimal way to honor its influential legacy.
RELATED: Guillermo Del Toro Hints At ‘Pacific Rim’ IMAX Re-Release In Honor Of 10th Anniversary
What Set ‘Pacific Rim’ Apart?
The plot is propelled by the sudden appearance of gigantic creatures known as Kaijus from an unexplained portal in the Pacific Ocean. These colossal beasts cause devastation and loss of life on Earth. In response, humanity unites to launch the Jaeger program, a defense initiative featuring giant robots somewhat reminiscent of the Zords from Power Rangers.
These Jaegers are maneuvered by a pair of skilled pilots who connect their minds to control the enormous machines. The narrative follows Raleigh Becket, an ex-Jaeger pilot, who collaborates with novice pilot Mako Mori under the supervision of Marshal Stacker Pentecost. Their mission is to confront the relentless Kaijus, close the portal, and secure humanity’s survival. Their journey involves personal struggles, revelations about the real threat of the Kaijus, and monumental sacrifices to safeguard mankind’s future.
You can check out FilmSweep’s recent interview with Del Toro about his ‘Pinocchio’ project below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Pacific Rim 10th Anniversary
What is the significance of the 10th anniversary of ‘Pacific Rim’?
Who directed ‘Pacific Rim’?
‘Pacific Rim’ was directed by Guillermo Del Toro, known for his distinctive style and creative vision.
Did ‘Pacific Rim’ perform well at the box office?
While ‘Pacific Rim’ had underwhelming domestic box office sales, it gained significant popularity and earned $411 million globally in 2013.
Are there any plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary?
Guillermo Del Toro has teased “fun” plans to commemorate the 10th anniversary of ‘Pacific Rim’, potentially including a special re-release of the movie in IMAX 3D.
What is the story of ‘Pacific Rim’?
‘Pacific Rim’ tells the story of humanity’s battle against monstrous creatures called Kaijus, who emerge from a portal in the Pacific Ocean. To defend against the threat, humans pilot giant robots known as Jaegers, embarking on a journey filled with personal challenges and sacrifices.
What is the status of the ‘Pacific Rim’ franchise?
After the sequel, ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’, faced mixed reception, the franchise found new life with the release of ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’, an anime series available exclusively on Netflix.
What makes ‘Pacific Rim’ unique?
‘Pacific Rim’ offers a distinctive blend of sci-fi and action, featuring massive battles between giant robots and monstrous creatures. Its memorable characters and captivating storyline have contributed to its cult following and enduring popularity.