Thursday, July 4, 2013
Wired - "Why Pacific Rim’s Hong Kong Battle Will Blow Your Mind"
"While Knoll was in charge of making sure all the VFX worked physically, del Toro made sure the battle adhered to his beloved red and blue color palette – often going “full Italian” and using hues like those favored by directors like Dario Argento. The director also took cues from Hong Kong itself.
“When you go to Hong Kong the thing that is so impressive and beautiful is the sort of neon-color night,” del Toro says. “There is literally a time when the night is falling in Hong Kong that there is a light show that all the buildings do and the night becomes almost like a living comic book.”