Director Guillermo del Toro has never made a 3D film, a rarity in an age when legendary filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese have jumped on the three-dimensional bandwagon. Today, we have word that Guillermo del Toro has been "strong-armed" by Warner Bros. to convert Pacific Rim into 3D.
The filmmaker expressed his doubts about converting the movie to 3D at Comic-Con this year, due to the enormous scope. In the end, it seems Warner Bros. somehow managed to convince the filmmaker to convert his creature feature to 3D in post-production. The studio likely wanted to take advantage of the higher admission costs that come part and parcel with the conversion. Despite the conversion, the studio maintained it will still release the movie on its scheduled July 12, 2013 release date.
Guillermo del Toro directed Pacific Rim from a screenplay by Travis Beacham. The story centers around gigantic monsters known as kaiju, who rise up out of the sea and begin destroying the Pacific Rim region. The humans fight back, creating robotic suits known as Jaegers to fend off the monstrous horde. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, and Ron Perlman lead an all-star cast.