Guillermo del Toro is one of the most exciting and visual directors of all time and any movie that has his name attached to it is always something to be excited about.
And while he my have had his producing hat on and been behind films such as Mama, Splice and Julia's Eyes he has not helmed a movie since 2008.
Yes it was Hellboy II: The Golden Army back in the summer of that year that was the last time that we saw him in the director's chair.
But do not worry del Toro fans as the wait for a new project by the director is almost over as Pacific Rim is set to be one of the must see films of the summer.
Pacific Rim is one of the big sci-fi projects of 2013 in what looks set to be a really strong year for this genre.
Del Toro has penned the script along with Travis Beacham and the more images and footage that I see of this film the more excited I am.
A super cast has been assembled for the film as Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman are all set to star.
Hunnam is an actor who has been steadily on the rise and Pacific Rim will mark the biggest movie of his career to date.
Pacific Rim is the first time that del Toro with have work with both Hunnan and Elba but the film will reunite the director with Hellboy actor Ron Perlman.
Like all del Toro movies there is a real visual flair to this film and as we have seen with his blockbuster projects in the past he is not afraid to put his own stamp on things.
So if you are looking for a blockbuster project that is a little left of centre this summer then Pacific Rim could well be the movie for you.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end.
To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge.
But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes, a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi), who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
I have been a big fan of Guillermo Del Toro for many years and it is so exciting to see him back in the director's chair where he belongs.