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Main Article: Kaiju of the Rim
“It was a project that encompassed every single thing on my wish list, visually, atmospherically and emotionally,” said Guillermo Del Toro about Pacific Rim. “An unstoppable, thrilling adventure about monsters and robots, the likes of which we’ve never seen.” None other than this director could handle the project. “he is a master of the genre,” producer Jon Jashni said to Scifi Japan. “He is encyclopedic about the Kaiju and ‘mecha’ cultures, making him uniquely qualified to capture the most accessible and entertaining facets of both. When we shared with him what we were cooking up with Travis, he was immediately on board.”