Pacific Rim trailers 1 & 2

It’s been too long since Guillermo Del Toro (HELLBOYS) directed a movie, thanks to the back-to-back disappointments of THE HOBBIT and AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS. Fortunately, he’s back with what looks like his most spectacular achievement ever – a big-budget action spectacular, set in a future time when humanity is threatened by monsters from the deep – i.e., gargantuan alien beings that have emerged through a dimensional portal deep in the ocean (sounds a bit like Lovecraft’s Old Ones, doesn’t it?). The only way to stop the monsters is not with rockets and cannons, but with equally oversized robots – so big, in fact, that it takes too humans to pilot the machines.
Judging from the trailers, the action is spectacular, and so are the special effects (raising hopes for the upcoming GODZILLA reboot, which is also being produced by Legendary Films).
Del Toro directed from a script co-written with Travis Beacham. Warner Brothers opens the PG-13  film on July 12, 2013.

Domestic Trailer #1

Domestic Trailer #2

Domestic IMAX 3D Poster

Pacific Rim IMAX 3D poster

New Poster for Nightmare on Elm Street

New entry in the enduring horror remake trend, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, is almost upon us but Empire have managed to get their hands on a new poster for the film:

Nightmare on Elm Street one-sheet
Nightmare on Elm Street one-sheet

The remake of the 80s slasher classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET is being directed by Samuel Bayer (music video director) with Jackie Earle Haley (WATCHMEN, SHUTTER ISLAND) playing the part of Freddy Krueger. Based upon the trailers released thus far the film seems to stay very close to the original storyline which saw a supernatural serial-killer killing off a group of teenagers in their dreams.
Most of the horror remakes that have plagued cinema screens since the early 2000s have been terrible, but a select few have actually been pretty decent. Whether NIGHTMARE will fit in the former or latter category is anyone’s guess at this point but the trailers are looking rather promising and Haley is a brilliant choice to replace Robert Englund. This new one-sheet, which is brilliantly simple yet striking, also shows potential.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET is released on the 30th of April.
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