“Pacific Rim” won’t hit theaters until next summer, but a sequel is already on the way.
Legendary Pictures has hired “Pacific Rim” writer Travis Beacham to write a sequel to the upcoming monster movie with director Guillermo del Toro. The Hollywood Reporter has the news, clarifying that the duo will write the script together. No word yet on what the movie will be about, since we barely have any idea what “Pacific Rim” is about.
Up next, del Toro is working on the movie “Crimson Peak” with Legendary, and that movie is tentatively set to shoot in early 2014. There’s no guarantee that del Toro will direct the “Pacific Rim” sequel, but judging by how careful he is with his pet projects, we bet that he likely will.
“Pacific Rim” stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Willem Dafoe, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr., Diego Klattenhoff and Ron Perlman. It’s due in theaters on July 17, 2013. Here’s the official synopsis:
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.