Guillermo del Toro Working on PACIFIC RIM Sequel
Guillermo del Toro is currently scripting the follow-up to his recent summer blockbuster PACIFIC RIM - despite the fact that the film has yet to be ordered.
Speaking to IGN, the acclaimed director confirmed the news, saying:
"...we are writing the sequel. Travis Beacham and I are writing, so that is active. The decision to green light or not, that's definitely above my pay rate."
The Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures action adventure starred Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Brad William Henke and Diego Klattenhoff.
In PACIFIC RIM, 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 (Hunnam) and an untested trainee (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.
Since its release in July, PACIFIC RIM has grossed over $400 million worldwide - only bolstering the chances of a greenlight from WB/Legendary.