After having his sci-fi thriller Pacific Rim proclaimed an all-time favorite by Kanye West, director Guillermo Del Toro has stepped forward to speak on the co-sign.
According to Del Toro, there could be big plans in the future involving him and Ye.
“[Laughs] You know, he sent a very nice message and I think he’s a brilliant musician. I admire him enormously. We’ve talked a few times about other projects we were going to do together through my company, Mirada. He wanted to do a multimedia show that I was going to direct, but we’ve never met. We’ve only spoken on the phone. We’re trying to do something together.” (The Daily Beast)
Clearly honored by the nod, del Toro expressed his delight in having West embraced the flick earlier this year.
“Anytime anyone likes my work, that really, really is very emotional for me because an artist not exactly a socially able person,” he said. “We are dysfunctional, socially. We work for what we create. I work for my monsters. I work for my robots. To see people connect with them emotionally is a blessing.” (MTV)
Back in July, Yeezy went as far as to describe the new flick as one of his all-time favorites.
“I saw a pre-screening of Pacific Rim yesterday and it’s easily one of my favorite movies of all time.,” Ye tweeted July 4th.
“This is not another “Robot” movie. Guillermo del Toro is a master.” (Kanye West’s Twitter)
The summer movie received rave reviews from various media outlets prior to its release.
When Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim hits theaters in a week or so there’s one thing the director and the man who headed up his flick’s visual effects–Industrial Light & Magic’s John Knoll–can’t wait for audiences to see: the battle in Hong Kong. The spoiler-free version of what happens is this: It’s a nearly 20-minute kaiju-versus-mecha brawl that, of course, takes place in Hong Kong. According to the men who spent months on the face-off between the kaiju and robots (known as Jaegers in the movie), it’s epic. (Wired)