Guillermo del Toro Heads to 'Pacific Rim' and Makes Cameo in 'Puss in Boots'


Guillermo del Toro


After announcing that 'At the Mountains of Madness' is not going to happen, the filmmaker is set to direct 'Pacific Rim' next and is revealed to have landed a role in the 'Shrek' spin-off.

Following the sad news that his "At the Mountains of Madness" is dead, Guillermo del Toro is moving on with another project. Legendary Pictures has confirmed on March 9 that "Pacific Rim" is del Toro's next directed film.

"We started developing PAC RIM a while ago with the mad passion and enthusiasm of a project unwatched and unchecked by politics or comparisons," the filmmaker says in a statement. "We designed and shepherded the movie we want to make."

The sci-fi adventure movie has entered pre-production and is scheduled to begin principal photography in September. Produced by Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni, the film is planned to be released in summer 2013.

"People got it confused with the 'Godzilla' movie a few months ago but we cleared that up. I can say the scope and imagination that have been outlined in it are absolutely appealing to me. I cannot say more, it's not the time," del Toro states about the film. Previous report, meanwhile, says that the story is set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth and the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.

Additionally, del Toro will have a cameo in "Puss in Boots", Coming Soon has learned. He lands a role of the Commandante in this "Shrek" spin-off which is executive produced by him as well. This animation is due November 4 and has Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis among the voice cast.

del Toro parted ways with Universal Pictures on a movie adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's novel "At the Mountains of Madness" because the studio tried to get him to budge off the R rating and they could not agree on it. Prior to that, the filmmaker also gave up the director's seat of "The Hobbit" after the project was hit with several delays.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Pregnant Again? Blac Chyna Sports Suspicious Bump While Stepping Out With Another Man
  2. Robert De Niro Has a Blowout Fight With Wife Grace Hightower
  3. Kris Jenner Is Ready to Fight for Full Custody of Rob's Daughter Dream
  4. Jamie Foxx Dumps Katie Holmes Over Her Scientology Drama
  5. She's 'Dying'! Cher Suffers From Mystery Illness
  6. Kylie Jenner and Tyga Make Out in Front of Son Cairo and Other Kids
  7. Karlie Kloss Flashes Major Sideboob as She Goes Braless at a Charity Event
  8. Khloe Kardashian Is 'Begging' Tristan Thompson to Propose
  9. Fergie Shows Off Pert Derriere in Cheeky Instagram Picture
  10. You're Not the Victim! Brad Pitt Blasts Angelina Jolie's Cambodian Interview

CELEBS PHOTO