Guillermo Del Toro Invades Toronto; Pacific Rim Filming Already Underway

Guillermo Del Toro Invades Toronto; Pacific Rim Filming Already Underway

In the near future, a portal to another universe opens up five miles beneath the surface of the Pacific, leading to the emergence of myriad monstrosities that relentlessly assault such chaos-magnet metropolises as Los Angeles and Tokyo. To counter the threat, the military develops high-tech mechas to battle the creatures.

The movie looks set to be a homage to the Japanese kaiju genre of movies, most famously exemplified by the Godzilla series. In an interview with Wired, del Toro described the movie as a “very beautiful poem to giant monsters,” as well as prominently featuring “25-story-high robots beating the crap out of 25-story-high monsters.” He also stated that the film would deal with the political and geological ramifications of the sudden appearance of such creatures.

Filming on Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim has now been underway for over six weeks at Pinewood Toronto Studios, taking up five of the complex’s seven soundstages.

In an interview with io9, del Toro revealed that initial filming was for the Hong Kong-set complex where the mechas are maintained and will continue at the studio until April.

Pacific Rim will star Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, and del Toro stalwart Ron Pearlman, and is set to begin its rampage through cinema screens on May 10th 2013.

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Sons of Anarchy Prize Giveaway for The Boot Campaign – Enter to win!

Sons of Anarchy Prize Giveaway for The Boot Campaign – Enter to win!

Sons of Anarchy is helping out a huge charity event called “The BootCampaign”. The Boot Campaign is all about showing support and appreciation for the American troops, both past and present. The Campaign also raises awareness of the challenges that the troops not only face during training and at war, but it helps people become more aware of the challenges that these heroes have after protecting their country; such as emotional, mental, and physical issues.

TV Fanatic is teaming up with FX and The Boot Campaign to help everyone become aware of this issue. We are asking you to sign up for The Boot Campaign’s Mailing List and complete a simple form. It does not cost anything to sign up, and additionally, along with supporting this great cause, your signup will enter you into a Sons of Anarchy contest, where the winner will receive:

  • Boot Campaign boots signed by the Sons of Anarchy cast members Kim Coates, “Tig” and Theo Rossi, “Juice”
  • A Coot Campaign dog tag necklace
  • A Sons of Anarchy Season 3 DVD
  • An 8×10 printed picture of the SOA and Boot Campaign photo

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‘Son’-Set Flip: ‘Anarchy’ Creator Explains Explosive Finale

** I highly suggest you do not read this if you have yet to see the season 4 finale

Last night’s remarkable “Sons of Anarchy” season finale was packed with revelations.

From Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) taking the SAMCRO throne from evil step-dad Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman), to the Galindo Cartel leaders, including Romeo Parada (Danny Trejo), outing themselves as CIA agents, the episode seemed to change everything.

The Post spoke with SOA creator Kurt Sutter about the explosive season finale and where SAMCRO goes from here.

Q: The season ends with Jax and Tara (Maggie Siff) becoming the new Clay and Gemma (Katey Sagal, Sutter’s real-life wife). Did you know at the beginning of this season that Jax would finally ascend?

A: I did. That was originally gonna happen in the first season, but then I realized there was a lot of fertile ground in Jax’s ascension, and his figuring out what kind of man he would become. But as we get closer to winding up the series, I wanted at least a couple of seasons with Jax in that chair. For me, Seasons 5 and 6 will be about, can Jax take over for Clay and not become Clay. In this position of power, do you have to become as brutal as Clay to survive? Continue reading ‘Son’-Set Flip: ‘Anarchy’ Creator Explains Explosive Finale

SOA Season Finale Post Mortem: Kurt Sutter Tackles Burning Qs and Previews Season 5

** I highly suggest you do not read this if you have yet to see the season 4 finale.

TVLINE | Was it always your plan to have Clay survive the season?
Yeah. The character of Clay was essential to me for at least a couple more seasons. There’s so much more dramatic ground to cover with Jax at the head of that table and Clay now almost the Piney character in that he’s weakened and stripped of some of his previous weight and power. To me, that’s a really interesting dynamic. And quite honestly, I didn’t want to waste the power of Jax having that knowledge and passion and knowing about the deceit that happened and the secret that’s been kept from him for all these years with just one episode of him killing Clay. Because then it’s done. He’s avenged his father’s death and it’s almost like that storyline kind of burns out, and I just feel there’s a lot more story to tell there. I equate it to a little bit of what we did on The Shield. When Vic found out that Shane was responsible for killing Lem, we played out a whole season with those two guys knowing that. It was so much fun to have those two guys [harbor] intense hatred and and yet they had to suit up every day and go to work together. That’s just really fun fertile ground for story.

TVLINE | The Tara-Gemma dynamic was forever altered, too. They’re essentially becoming the same person. Moving forward, what is the one thing that prevents Tara from truly becoming like Gemma?
That was always the idea to have Gemma kind of bring Tara close and ultimately create her own little Frankenstein there. Look, I don’t think we’re going to waste the arc that we built with Tara this season. Meaning, she’s not going to go back to the, “Am I in or am I out?” Tara that we’ve seen previously. But clearly Tara is not Gemma… Tara gives Jax that syringe and says, “This is how you [kill Clay].” Well if it was Gemma, she would have already done it, so there’s still an element of Tara that’s somewhat removed. I don’t thing Tara would actually be able to go up to Clay and put a bullet in his head or put the syringe in the tube. Is Tara really capable of becoming Gemma? And what happens if she’s put in a position where she has to make that ultimate sacrifice for her family and her club? Is she going to be capable of going that dark? So I do think they’re definitely some struggles with Tara yet to play out. Continue reading SOA Season Finale Post Mortem: Kurt Sutter Tackles Burning Qs and Previews Season 5

Ask Ausiello: Exactly how naked is Charlie in the finale?

Check out what Ausiello had to say about Sons of Anarchy and the recent news of Charlie’s nakedness in the season finale.

Question: So exactly how naked is Charlie Hunnam in next week’s Sons of Anarchy finale? Inquiring minds need to know. —Sam
Ausiello: Naked enough that I went to the gym immediately after watching the finale, walked over to the stack of free weights and wept uncontrollably for 20 straight minutes. Speaking of the spectacularly satisfying finale, SOA boss Kurt Sutter told TVLine’s Matt Mitovich that the capper, which concludes Dec. 6, “paints one or two characters into a corner, but ultimately continues to open up the avenue of stories for the rest of the club, so we can keep things going in Season 5.”

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