‘Pacific Rim’ Featurette: Robot Set aka “Torture Machine”
Courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, the video below you can watch/listen to Guillermo Del Toro talk about the robot set used to film Legendary Pictures and WB Bros. Pictures’ “Pacific Rim.” You can watch the actors endure great stress when filming their roles and Guillermo Del Toro talking about the set being four-stories high.
I think the true highlight of this featurette is when Guillermo Del Toro calling the robot set “Torture Machine,” since there was all kinds of electricity and water flowing through the set. Check it out:
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
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