Guillermo Del Toro Says Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón Helped Edit PACIFIC RIM


Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim hits theaters today. And it’s going to be a few minutes shorter than del Toro’s cut thanks to a little help from his friends.

Del Toro told Vulture that Aljenandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón, two longtime Mexican filmmaking pals, helped him edit a few minutes out of the picture:

Alejandro famously came over one night on Pan’s Labyrinth and took fifteen minutes out of the movie. And they both came to see my cut of Pacific Rim. Alejandro took about ten minutes out of it with me. Alfonso also took a few minutes out but mostly gave ideas on editing — move this, move that. I watched [Cuarón’s] Gravity recently and came up with a few visual gags and helped him edit a few minutes out.

Del Toro, Vulture notes, also helped Cuarón edit the movie that put that filmmaker on the map: Y Tu Mamá También. So if the previous collaborative editing is a sign of things to come for Pacific Rim, we’re in for a hell of a blockbuster.

Pacific Rim opens in theaters today.


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