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Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton Talk Pacific Rim: Look For Footage At San Diego Comic Con

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Tue, 02/21/2012 - 11:30
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Photo Credit: John Gulager

Back in October at the New York Comic Con we had the pleasure of speaking to screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton on their new supernatural horror novel, Black Light.

Dunstan and Melton are known for their work on the Saw franchise, the Feast series of movies, as well as the upcoming Piranha 3DD.

During the interview we found out that they would be heading to Toronto to work on Guillermo del Toro's huge sci-fi monster movie, Pacific Rim. However, we were sworn to secrecy and couldn't talk much on the subject.

Now, speaking with, the writers have offered up some details about Guillermo del Toro's new blockbuster movie. Dunstan and Melton have been brought on board to help with Travis Beacham's screenplay.


Melton states that the movie will have a 2013 release, and we could possibly see some footage at the upcoming 2012 San Diego Comic Con this July.

"Pacific Rim is Guillermo del Toro's new movie which is coming out in 2013. It is going to kick major ass. It's giant monsters versus giant robots, and Guillermo del Toro is the only person who could bring it to you. That was an amazing experience, because we read the script, and so we went in knowing what the producers and studio wanted us to do; and we went in and met Guillermo, and he started showing us the tests by ILM. They were just mind-blowing. I think they'll probably show something at Comic-Con 2012. Because they should be done by then, or close to done by then. I'm telling you, it's gonna rule Hall H when Guillermo, the king of geeks, comes out and shows some of the stuff he's shot. People are gonna be blow[n] away."

Dunstan adds that the movie fits around the PG to PG-13 rating.

"This is a PG movie; Most of his stuff is pretty edgy, for the most part. Nothing below PG-13 that I can think of. So this is his sort of four-quadrant movie. But it's got all the traits of a Guillermo movie, with the monsters and the younger characters and the things that go bump in the night-- It's pretty great."

Pacific Rim has a May 13th, 2013 release date, and is directed by Guillermo del Toro starring Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day and Rinko Kikuchi.

"When an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace."