Synopsis for Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim

The much anticipated "Pacific Rim", from Guillermo Del Toro, has finally released a synopsis.

According to IndieWire: "When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse. Oscar® nominee Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) is directing “Pacific Rim” from a script by Travis Beacham (“Clash of the Titans”). Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Mary Parent are producing, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer. The film stars Charlie Hunnam (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Idris Elba (“Thor”), Rinko Kikuchi (“The Brothers Bloom”), Charlie Day (“Horrible Bosses”), and Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films). The ensemble cast also includes Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke." Film is slated for July of 2013

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XLrator Media acquires rights to The Lost Coast Tapes

Variety reports that XLrator Media has acquired the North American Rights to The Lost Coast Tapes In the film, a disgraced investigative TV reporter, is on a mission to debunk a famed "Bigfoot Hunter" who claims to possess the body of a dead Sasquatch — and when the reporter and his crew arrive in Northern California, they are thrilled that the hunter's zealous belief in his hoax is going to make for a wildly entertaining episode of campy paranormal TV. However, when the hunter's partner is mysteriously attacked, the team is left alone and reality begins to set in.

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Splatter Strip #15 – A JAWS role reversal

Toon number fifteen of our weekly feature, 'The Splatter Strip' is here. This week features a role reversal from JAWS.

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Gary Oldman to Join Robocop

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gary Oldman has signed on to the remake of "Robocop,"directed by Jose Padilha. Oldman will play "Norton, the scientist who creates Robocop and finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation.” Filming is scheduled to begin in September.

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Sean Durkin to adapt Exorcist for TV

Vulture reports that Sean Durkin, the writer-director of last year’s excellent but criminally underseen Elizabeth Olsen thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene, is adapting the fiendish classic into a ten-episode television series, this time backed by Morgan Creek and produced by Roy Lee, the executive producer of films like The Departed and The Ring. Unlike the iconic 1973 film, Durkin’s version of The Exorcist follows the events leading up to a demonic possession and especially the after-effects of how a family copes with it.

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Universal Monsters Series 3 Retro Cloth Action Figure Set

The best-selling retro cloth line makes its terrifying return! This Universal Monsters Series 3 Retro Cloth Figure set contains 2 individually packaged figures: 1x Bride of Frankenstein 1x Creature from the Black Lagoon For their third year of re-creating the classic Universal Monsters in the classic Mego style, Diamond Select introduces the Bride of Frankenstein, with real cloth gown and bandages, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, with a unique blend of sculpted and fabric parts! Each figure stands 8-inches tall with over 14 points of articulation and an authentically detailed full cloth outfit and comes packaged in re-sealable clamshell packaging.

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Mars Attacks! Martian Soldier 6-Inch Action Figure

Based off of the iconic Mars Attacks! trading cards that forever changed the face of science fiction and pop culture comes the Mars Attacks! Martian Soldier 6-Inch Action Figure! Fifty years ago, Topps unleashed Mars Attacks! on an unsuspecting card buying public. The lurid cards, which depicted an invasion of Earth by Martians in the style of the B-movies of the time, proved popular and have spawned merchandising, comic books, and a movie. The other-worldly creation features the Martian's signature exposed oversized brain and bulbous eyes, along with the iconic green spacesuit. The action figure comes with a pistol, rifle and ray stick. The action figure features 13 points of articulation: neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, legs at waist, knees and boots.

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Frankestein Monster Scale Action Figure

Mezco proudly presents one of the world's most famous monsters… the Frankenstein Monster! Constructed by the infamous Dr. Frankenstein from corpses and resurrected by curious machines powered by a bolt of lightning, he terrorized the countryside. Now he is brought to life by Mezco's award-winning design team. This Universal Monsters Frankenstein 18-inch Monster Scale Action Figure features eight points of articulation. The Monster Scale Frankenstein is sure to become the focal point of any collection as it towers above all lesser collectibles. Frankenstein is packaged in his own collector friendly display box.

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LEGO Monster Fighters 9461 Swamp Creature

Mighty morbid monsters! Build classics and new terrors of the night. The Swamp Creature rises from the blackest lagoons to terrorize adventurer Frank Rock. Build a boat and a swamp, and help the creature dodge the flick rockets! Set includes 2 minifigures, 70 pieces.

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LEGO Monster Fighters 9467 The Ghost Train

Mighty morbid monsters! Build classics and new terrors of the night. From Final Fantasy to classic folklore, ghostly trains haunt people all across the globe – including advernturers Frank Rock and Ann Lee! The two Monster Fighters return to experience the menace from three glow-in-the-dark ghosts who conduct their business in a menacing manner. The 19-inch-long vehicle is loaded with awesome parts and pieces, plus a companion airplane features spinning propellers and firing missiles! Set includes 5 minifigures and a total of 740 pieces.

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