The monsters vs. robots movie “Pacific Rim”, might bring us back to the start of the events leading to the epic showdown. Max Martini who portrayed Herc Hansen in the first installment, revealed in an interview with Empire Online that the second film could be a prequel. Empire Online’s Badass of the Year didn’t reveal much but we know for sure that a second film is in the works.
When asked what he would like to see Herc Hansen doing, he said:
“It’s funny, I fell in love with this character. The key component was this relationship I had with my son, exploring the dysfunction and the loss, so where does Herc go from here? I don’t know. It’ll be interesting to see where Guillermo (del Toro) and Travis Beacham take it. I don’t know if it’s a prequel or a sequel, but if it’s a prequel you’ll learn more about Herc’s family history. But Guillermo has such a vivid imagination, it could go anywhere.”
The visionary director Guillermo del Toro, who directed the first movie released back in July, is currently working on the screenplay for the untitled Pacific Rim sequel/prequel with Beacham, who also co-wrote the first movie.
Speaking to IGN, del Toro said:
“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.”
He explained more in an interview with Rolling Stone:
“Legendary gave me the absolute go-ahead with writing the screenplay, so Travis Beacham and I are working on it. As far as giving it a green light, that’s the big step of the process. We need to put together a budget and then they’ll make that decision, but everybody is unwavering in their love for the movie.”
It seems unlikely that the studio will deny any efforts to continue with another Pacific Rim movie. GeekShizzle dished out a well deserved favorable review for the first installment as many others did.
“If your imagination is willing to be stretched to its limits, be sure not to miss one of the best big screen “popcorn films” to hit cinemas in the last 5 years.”
Initially slow out the blocks, “Pacific Rim” landed at No. 3, earning approximately $37,2 million on its opening weekend. The film eventually ended up tops, raking in $101,8 million in North America, grossing $411 million worldwide. GS will be counting down the days until the next “Pacific Rim” is released, we will keep you posted!