It has been a big week for 2013 sneak peeks and what a lot of people are talking about right now is Guillermo del Toro’s robots versus monsters flick Pacific Rim. There is one unhappy camper out there, however, who is pushing to get some eyes on a project he created that bears a resemblance to Pacific Rim.
Dan Brereton (creator of “The Nocturnals”) took to Facebook this morning to vent and inform his followers about “Giantkiller.”
“I know quite a few of you have seen GIANTKILLER, and read it, but I’m a little glum about a certain giant-monster movie being promoted right now that bears a huge resemblance to my 1999 mini-series, coming along and hurting our existing screenplay for the movie adaptation of my kaijus-from-a-wormhole story,” he writes.
He adds, “If you haven’t seen it yet, pick up the TPB, published by Image comics, and see for yourself… It’s a lushly-illustrated yarn about giant monsters (All listed in a field guide book naming them alphabetically like hurricane systems) threatening the San Francisco Bay Area, in the wake of a wormhole opening in the bowels of nearby volcanic Mt. Diablo- the military is useless against them, so the army creates a kaiju-human hybrid naked Jack, trained as a samurai warrior by his Japanese creator, to combat them one on one: a monster created to battle monsters….sound familiar? I know there is nothing new under the sun, but it still bums me out and makes me want to topple buildings…or my old middle school.”
Interesting for sure…