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Guillermo Del Toro Says There Are "Very Crazy Ideas" In The Script For 'Pacific Rim 2'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
June 9, 2014 11:05 AM
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While "Pacific Rim" did well, the take of just over $400 million worldwide isn't a slam dunk in today's studio world (which is crazy, we know). And so, that's why Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures haven't yet greenlit a sequel. But don't tell that to Guillermo del Toro. Last fall, he revealed that he and Travis Beacham had started work on the script, and that effort is continuing, although with a different writer teaming with del Toro.

“I’m working very, very hard with Zak Penn,” del Toro revealed to BuzzFeed about working with the writer to "The Incredible Hulk." “We’ve been working for a few months now in secret. We found a way to twist it around. Travis Beacham was involved in the storyline and now I’m writing with Zak because Travis has become a TV mogul [he now works on the Fox show 'Heiroglyph.' ”  

And so, what will it be about? Well, it won't be prequel, with the story picking up with the further adventures of Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi). And of course, del Toro promises more robot smashing mayhem. “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,” the director said.

Of course, all of this still rests on whether or not the studio suits decide they want to go down the sequel route. But considering the increasing importance of franchise properties, we wouldn't rule out that possibility.

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7 Comments

  • Film Runner | June 10, 2014 9:27 AMReply

    A Hollywood blockbuster has to make twice its production budget at the box office worldwide to break even and preferably with the budget itself covered by the US box office as the foreign distributors take up to 70% of the earnings in their country. PR made double its budget overall but only made a quarter of that in the US. The thing flopped and there will never be a sequel because of it.

  • James M. | June 9, 2014 3:38 PMReply

    THISLALIFE, you're *exactly* the type of person Michael Bay caters to. So I suppose that's a win for the both of you.

  • J M S | June 9, 2014 6:16 PM

    You do realize his words are dripping with sarcasm, right?

  • J M S | June 9, 2014 6:16 PM

    You do realize his words are dripping with sarcasm, right?

  • John | June 9, 2014 2:14 PMReply

    They are writing a script for this one!!

  • thislalife | June 9, 2014 2:07 PMReply

    Who gives a shit about the Pacific Rim 2? This shit was just a rip-off of the deity Michael Bay's style and didn't come close to the cinematic insanity of Transformers. Don't even try to say it wasn't cause both are full of stock characters, giant robots, and VFX debauchery. Only difference is Bay shoots his battles in the daytime, has hotter babes, and better destruction.

  • Zing! | June 9, 2014 1:47 PMReply

    Hopefully one of those crazy ideas is an interesting protagonist!

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