Here’s where we are with the Pacific Rim sequel: Guillermo del Toro wants to do it. We want him to do it. Legendary Pictures kiiiiinda wants to do it, dunno, if the stars align or whatever. Some recent statements by del Toro to BuzzFeed clarify what shade of crazysexycool Pacific Rim 2 might be. If this movie doesn’t end up happening I’m going to cry Jaeger fuel tears.
Del Toro is already writing the script with Zak Penn, whose previous scriptwriting and story credits include a slew of Marvel movies, including The Avengers (yay!) and X-Men: The Last Stand (awkward silence). “We found a way to twist it around,” del Totoro explains. Travis Beacham, who co-wrote Pacific Rim and has since gone on to create Hieroglyph, Fox’s upcoming block of Egyptian-themed ridonk, “was involved in the storyline and now I’m writing with Zak because Travis has become a TV mogul…
Some people were wondering if we were going to do the prequel. I was never interested in doing that first wave of invasion. I’m going for very new, very crazy ideas on the second one, which are very different from the first one — but you will get really great spectacle.”
How different are we talking here? Like… can Pacific Rim 2 be a musical? Can that happen? Pacific Rim already has a prequel graphic novel, in which we get backstory on Stacker Pentecost and his RAF sister pilot Luna Pentecost, among others. If memory serves the Pacific Rim sequel was always going to be, well, an actual sequel, so this is no surprise. Del Toro went on to say of Pacific Rim 2 that “I don’t have the money, but I’m proceeding like it is happening.”
Story of his freaking cinematic life.
(via: Digital Spy)
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