Guillermo del Toro on what to expect from Pacific Rim 2

News Simon Brew
4 Jul 2014 - 07:19

Expect the Pacific Rim sequel to be far more than a rerun of the first film....

The week started with the rather terrific news that we are definitely going to get a sequel to Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. The movie has been confirmed for release in April 2017, and del Toro is returning to direct. Zak Penn is penning the script, following story ideas from Travis Beacham.

Chatting to the Wall Street Journal, del Toro was asked about the new film, saying the process was about "let's keep kicking ideas till we find one that really, really turns the first movie on its ear, so to speak". And it sounds like he did. "We came up with a really, really interesting idea. I don't want to spoilt it, but I think at the end of the second movie, people will find out that the two movies stand on their own. They're very different from each other, although hopefully bringing the same joyful giant spectacle. But the tenor of the two movies will be quite different".

Inevitably, and rightly, del Toro is holding the more specific details back. But however Pacific Rim 2 turns out, you can hardly accuse it of being a rushed into production, two-year turnaround sequel.

The full interview with del Toro, to promote the incoming TV show The Strain, is here.

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