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November 07, 2011

An even better giant cockroach movie

On the set of his forthcoming aliens vs robots feature Pacific Rim, Guillermo Del Toro discusses his lovingly re-edited and restored Mimic (The Director's Cut).

... I loved showing how the characters were, and the pacing is now a lot more deliberate and it is not about generating false scares, is much more grounded. The restored footage was [originally] removed for cheap, second unit scares, but now there is very little that remains of the second unit and I’m very relieved about that.

We reinserted ten or twelve minutes, but it’s only about seven to ten minutes longer in the running time because we removed lots of second unit. The new material is almost exclusively on the thematic and tonal level and now the movie is more coherent.

Actors, insects and standing your ground as an artist at the link.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 7, 2011 07:47 AM