Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters by David S. Cohen and Guillermo del Toro
With Pacific Rim exploding onto our cinema screens very soon, hoards of people excitedly wait for the monster versus robot mayhem. If somehow the impending awesome that is Pacific Rim has passed you by then check out the trailer below:
“Today we cancel the apocalypse.”
So if you haven’t quite gathered the mathematical equation of this movie let me help you:
Pretty ladies + handsome men + robots + monsters + big fight scenes + saving the world = EPIC
To go alongside the movie release Titan books have published Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters: The Inner Workings of an Epic Film by David S. Cohen and Guillermo del Toro. The film begins as giant monsters called Kaiju rise from the sea, killing hundreds if not thousands of people wherever they appear. Humans wage a war with the Kaiju, during which we create giant robots called Jaegers. As the war weighs heavy on the world’s resources the fight begins to seem futile. But as the war looks like it’s almost lost two unlikely heroes take the battle to a whole new level.
The book takes a fascinating look at the year 2025 where Pacific Rim is set. It is separated into four chapters, Monsters from the Mist which includes details on the script, story and characters, The Crazy Kids in the Submarine which looks into the art and design of the Jaegers, Doing it for Real which follows filming and sets then Simulating the Apocalypse which details the visual effects, music, 3-D and the Kaiju.
There are numerous books to support the release of blockbuster movies but this one is absolutely fantastic and really sets the bar higher than ever before. It is brimming with great illustrations, behind the scenes photographs, costume design sketches, character breakdowns and jaw-dropping images that will have you dying to see the movie. If Pacific Rim sounds like your kind of movie then this companion book is unmissable.