Just last month a trailer for the upcoming movie Pacific Rim was released for the public to witness. The two and a half minute video wasted little time to show its colossal alien monsters, but shortly after, gaming geeks noticed something which excited them greatly. That “something” in particular being the voice of Portal’s very own GLaDOS going through a start-up sequence for one of the film’s giant robots. Well according to this interview on torontosun.com, the movie’s director, Guillermo del Toro, was in collaboration with Valve to setup this very cool cameo.
As exciting as this is, however, the voice will apparently sound slightly different in the actual movie as explained by del Toro in these couple of quotes from the interview:
“Look, there’s no A.I. I’d rather have than GlaDOS, but McLain’s voice in the movie, due in theaters July 12, has been modulated a bit to be less similar to the distinctive tone of Portal’s unforgettable antagonist.”
“The filter we’re using is slightly less GLaDOS. Slightly. The one in the trailer I wanted to be full-on GlaDOS.”
If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, you can look down below.
To be totally honest, the movie itself doesn’t look very interesting to me, but I really am a sucker for little nods to geek culture such as this.