Interview: Director Guillermo del Toro on Pacific Rim

His latest is another monster-filled romp that stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini and Clifton Collins, Jr. in a tale that pits a human resistance group against Kaiju, terrifying, giant monsters that are rising out of the Pacific Ocean. The humans counter this threat with Jaegers, giant robots operated by two pilots.

In the interview, Del Toro delves into the writing process, weighs in on the mass destruction we’ve been seeing in so many summer tentpoles today and how Pacific Rim stacks up to that, and discusses how the film plays to kids as well. You can read the interview by clicking here.