Interview: 'Pacific Rim' Director Guillermo del Toro on Budgets & Life
by Alex Billington
July 11, 2013
"Their heads are going to explode." He's a legend - Guillermo del Toro, one of the most lovably geeky yet talented storytellers working today, behind films like Cronos, Blade II, Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth. His next movie is finally here, Pacific Rim, featuring giant robots called Jaegers fighting giant monsters called Kaiju. I was lucky enough to get 10 minutes to chat with Guillermo and covered as many questions about Pacific Rim and his life as I could in that much time. I always love hearing him talk about anything, but this is a good interview. We talk about his films and budgets, Star Wars, balancing his own life, and much more.
This interview was held in San Francisco at a hotel located right above the Gay Pride Parade. Any cheering heard is coming from the parade outside, our apologies on background noise. Otherwise this was a fun chat.
Watch my interview with Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro, recorded in San Francisco:
Thank you to Guillermo del Toro for his time, and to Warner Bros for arranging the interview and my travel to San Francisco. Guillermo is one of those filmmakers that I could listen to for hours and hours and never get bored. He's a huge movie geek and can talk about anything and everything, from comics to filmmaking to collecting to books to sci-fi and horror and everything inbetween. As always, I wish I had more time to speak with him, but all of my colleagues also spoke with him and he gives a unique interview every time. I'm so glad I got to talk with him on video for Pacific Rim and I hope everyone enjoyed watching. This interview was conducted in San Francisco after we toured the ILM visual effects offices and screened the movie in 3D.
Warner Bros' & Legendary's Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, arrives in theaters everywhere this week, starting July 12th. See the final trailer and catch the movie on the big screen in theaters everywhere.