Even Guillermo del Toro Can’t Save His ‘Pacific Rim’ from Post-Conversion

The great post-conversion war rages on, and even Guillermo del Toro and his already-epic-sounding Pacific Rim can’t win a decisive battle. Despite telling crowds at this year’s Comic-Con that he was resistant to the idea of converting his next film, a robots (human-controlled!) versus aliens (giant and monstrous!) adventure, del Toro has now been, in Variety‘s words, “strong-armed” into post-converting his film to 3D.

The outlet reports that del Toro’s film will still be available in 2D, but that “the prospect of the 3D upcharge — especially overseas — was likely too much for Warners to resist.” The conversion is not expected to impact the film’s release date, though this news certainly impacts faith in the studio’s ability to make decisions based on artistic merit, rather than box office potential (who are we kidding? it’s always about the money!).

You can watch del Toro and his Pacific Rim panel from Comic-Con HERE.

Pacific Rim will open on July 12, 2013.

Kate is an entertainment and culture writer and editor living in New York City. She is also a contributing writer for,,, Vulture,,, The Dissolve, Screen Crush, New York Daily News, Mental Floss, and amNY. Her previous work can also be found at MSN Movies, Boxoffice Magazine, and She lives her life like a French movie, Steve.

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