Del Toro: Perlman's in Pacific Rim
Guillermo 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."