Guillermo del Toro on Pacific Rim 2

News Simon Brew 9 Jun 2014 - 06:49

Pacific Rim 2 will be a sequel not a prequel, Guillermo del Toro confirms, as he gives an update on the project...

It was an uphill slog for a while, but Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim eventually made $400m at the global box office, and a few quid more when it landed on DVD and Blu-ray. As such, there's been chat about a sequel for a few months now, with del Toro admitting that he's developing one.

Chatting to Buzzfeed whilst promoting his incoming TV series The Strain, del Toro admitted that he's been working on a screenplay. "I'm working very, very hard with Zak Penn", del Toro said. "We've been working for a few months now in secret. We found a way to twist it around".

He also revealed that original screenwriter Travis Beacham - who worked on the storyline for Pacific Rim 2 - is no longer directly involved, because he "has become a TV mogul".

del Toro confirmed that the planned story for Pacific Rim 2 would involve both Charlie Hunnam's Raleigh and Mako Mori's Rinko. "Some people were wondering if we were going to do the prequel", del Toro noted, adding "I was never interested in doing that first wave of invasion". He also teased that "I'm going for very new, very crazy ideas on the second one".

Pacific Rim 2 hasn't been given a greenlight yet. But perhaps once del Toro is done and dusted with his upcoming horror movie Crimson Peak, he may get the chance to make it.

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