“Pacific Rim” fans have been waiting in anticipation for any news confirming that the sequel will go into development. GeekShizzle fan favored sci-fi director Guillermo del Toro revealed in an interview once that the project has not received the go ahead as yet. We are pleased to report that all Kaiju enthusiasts and fans of giant ass kicking robots will have the pleasure of seeing Charlie Hunnam’s Raleigh Becket and Rinko Kikuchi’s Mako Mori back in action!
In the embedded clip at the bottom of the article, the director says:
“We are happy to be bringing you more Jaegers, more Kaijus, kicking each other’s butts,”
In an interview with BuzzFeed on Thursday, June 26, Del Toro mentioned that Travis Beacham will also be working on the script.
“The characters I love will return,”
“Raleigh, Mako, Newt, Gottlieb and who knows, maybe even Hannibal Chau – but we are taking them into a fresh territory that will display amazing sights and battles. The first film set the stage and now we’re ready to have a blast.”
Set in the 2020s, “Pacific Rim” follows the story of pilots controlling giant “Jaegers” – Robots – to battle Kaijus who emerged from an interdimensional portal on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. 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.
Also see: Pacific Rim – Movie Review
Del Toro is collaborating with “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “The Incredible Hulk” scribe Zak Penn, and he will also be serving behind the lens for the sequel. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will also reprise their duties as producers alongside del Toro, Mary Parent and Callum Greene. Jillian Share is also hired to executive produce the project.
Universal is planning to release “Pacific Rim 2” on April 7, 2017 in 3D and IMAX. Arguably one of the best sci-fi action flicks in decades, GS will be counting the days until the anticipated release of the sequel.
In a previous chat while promoting his new high level thriller/horror series “The Strain“, the director also mentioned that we can prepare ourselves for a sequel filled with “Very New” with “Very Crazy” Ideas. — Check out the full report Here!
Check out the clip!