First trailer for Guillermo del Toro's monster action movie features voicework of Ellen McLain as a roboto AI.
The first trailer for Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro's new film Pacific Rim has been revealed, and it features a voice gamers may know. The voice of Portal character GLaDOS, performed by Ellen McLain, appears in the trailer as a robot AI.
As for the film, Pacific Rim is a science-fiction movie where giant mechanized robots controlled by humans take on massive creatures who have risen up from the sea. The trailer suggests McLain's character will be on the side of the humans.
del Toro bringing the voice of GLaDOS to his next picture is not much of a surprise. The filmmaker told Kotaku last month that he is a "big fan" of Valve, noting that "Portal and Left 4 Dead have been instrumental family experiences at my house."
Yeah including GLaDOS in the trailer was really bizarre for me. I'm watching it and then I hear our old computer friend. It was almost as if Mario went running through the frame. It made absolutely no sense in the context of the trailer and implied that the universe of that film was the same one as the Half-Life universe which made no sense.
Maybe I'm overthinking this, but her inclusion in the trailer didn't make any sense to me.
at least del toro didnt forcibly implant a big name cast into it just to bring the movie hype. it seems like he cast it based on who could fulfill the roles he had in mind, not just big name actors just so the movie would garnish some attention. there's also the possibility that he spent so much of producing the special effects that there wasnt much left for bigger name actors but either way i think that using relatively unknown actors/actresses is a good thing. it will help people focus on the characters themselves and not the actors playing them.
holy crap this movie came out of nowhere. i only recently heard about it on moviepilot and a mere weeks later a pretty damn big trailer comes out for it. plus i hear its got a staggering budget and warner bros gave del toro a ton of resources to work with for this movie. this movie is so out of left field that im pissing my pants in anticipation. next summer sounds like its gonna be a blast for sci-fi and comic book movies.
Giant monsters battle giant robots I think my childhood days of 4 pm japanese monster movie just came back with a vengeance.
WHY HAVE I NEVER HEARD OF THIS?!
'Peeing your pants in excitment' doesn't even come close to how much I want to see this movie now.
@bongsyas_23 unless kids look it up on the internet right now, i dont think most would even know of that game because although it was a great game, even when it was in its prime it was pretty obscure. but yeah, it totally reminds me of kotm too when i think about it.
I'm all for having Ellen McLain voice another AI, but the fact that this one sounds exactly the same as GLaDOS - right down to the little bits of pitch distortion - is a bit annoying. Surely it couldn't be THAT difficult to make it reasonably distinct from her other work?
@Hairygrim I understand what you are trying to say but they obviously picked Ellen McLain because of her undeniably decent work in 'Portal'. Therefore, why wouldn't they use the voice that they heard and desired to be part of their film, from the get go?
@Hairygrim the reason del toro picked her is because of her relation to her portal work and from what he mentions, obviously purposely kept her voice sounding like glados. im sure people will appreciate the fan service more than despair due to the lack of originality.
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@Gelugon_baat this is what i like to call a popcorn movie. its a movie where you just have a good time watching it without analyzing it to death.
@Gelugon_baat We have no idea how far into the film the trailer goes so there could easily be a decent plot going on & it could have some great twists. No reason to let your hopes drop yet.
Movie looks too serious to have GLaDOS' voice in it. I can't help but snicker whenever I hear it. It's just too funny.
@LiveByMeDieByMe Ah, c'mon. The first Starship Troopers film was good.
For those of us that never read the book, or even knew that there was a book, yeah it was. For the people that did though, it seemed to disappoint them.
I never read the book so the movie was fine to me.
I dont like this one tiny little bit.......GlaDos's voice is a trade mark....no other robot should ever use it.......
I saw the Giant Robot trailer yesterday. I like del Toro, so I was already prepared for next summer.
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