The real thing: A giant robot prop stares out over Tokyo Bay in this promo pic for 'Patlabor.'
Despite its plethora of giant robots and giant monsters, “Pacific Rim” has been box office disappointment in Japan.
The film seems tailor-made for otaku geeks, but apparently it’s no match for anime god Hayao Miyazaki’s latest, “The Wind Rises,” a biopic about Zero fighter designer Jiro Horikoshi.
But “Patlabor: The Next Generation,” a new, live-action giant robot film in the works, has something that “Pacific Rim” lacked: a powerful brand and an actual giant robot.
Photos of the full-size robot prop had circulated on the Internet before production company … [Read more]
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Crave: gorgeous gadgets and other crushworthy stuff. – CNET