Just spotted this news regarding Del Toro's new film Pacific Rim. Ron Perlman is set to be a part of the movie. Fans of cult movies will know Perlman from the likes of City of Lost Children, Cronos, Hellboy and also the awesome TV show Sons on Anarchy. He's a great actor, especially when given space to just be himself and inhabit a role. He seems completely natural as the leader of a motorcycle gang, a dumbwitted henchman or even a huge red monster from hell!
Pacific Rim itself is really exciting, can't wait to see the Lovecraftian creatures come to life!
"Del Toro: Perlman's in Pacific RimGuillermo del Toro has confirmed that Ron Perlman will appear in the upcoming Pacific Rim.
The Hellboy filmmaker and the actor, who have been frequent collaborators since his directorial debut Cronos, are set to continue their working relationship for the monster movie.
"We are working with actors I absolutely adore. Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman," he told Wired.
Guillermo - who co-wrote the screenplays for Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings prequels, The Hobbit - described Pacific Rim as "a very, very beautiful poem to giant monsters".
"Giant monsters versus giant robots. We're trying to create a world in which the characters are real and how it would affect our world politically, how it would affect the landscape if creatures like this really came out of the sea, etc," he continued.
Based on a screenplay by Travis Beacham, the film centres on huge creatures travelling through a vortex in the Pacific Rim where they attack major cities and battle humans.
He previously said: "This is my most un-modest film, this has everything. The scale is enormous and I'm just a big kid having fun."