Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' destroys Hong Kong?

Del Toro, Courtesy Hit Film
Guillermo Del Toro's new film, Pacific Rim, has the kind of plot that would only be developed by faithful geeks hypothesizing about monster match ups and showdowns. Starring Ron Perlman, Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam, the Summer 2013 movie pits giant manmade robots vs. giant alien invaders.

His first directorial effort since 2010's Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pacific Rim sounds pretty huge - and pretty awesome. Del Toro speaks with Total Film about the film, which he calls, "the best creative experience I’ve ever had in Hollywood."

Some of the interview highlights that speak to the size of the movie:

"When we’re talking about the physicality of the fight, we ended up building several blocks of Hong Kong. And literally demolished them. We built a building and then we took down the buildings ... We built command centres of the robots that were the size of the house. We started them on hydraulic rigs that shoot and elevated them and moved them round so you could really get a sense of the physical nature driving a robot like this."