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'Pacific Rim 2' Isn't Greenlit Yet, But Guillermo Del Toro & Travis Beacham Have Started Writing It

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 16, 2013 5:32 PM
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The narrative for Guillermo del Toro’s monsters vs. robots spectacle “Pacific Rim” this summer was quite the roller coaster. Budgeted at over $200 million (not including marketing), the studio started to sweat when bad tracking reports hit a few weeks before release. Del Toro had to galvanize his base, spread the word and do everything he can to beat the awareness drum. And he did. While some were worried the movie would bomb, the story, as usual, was more complex.

Joseph Kosinski Developing 'Blade Runner' Meets 'Battlestar Galactica' Sci-Fi Series 'Ballistic City' For AMC

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 3:25 PM
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So, is AMC ready to go sci-fi? Well, it might be a smart play. The zombie genre has proven to be a massive success with the network, with "The Walking Dead" a big hit and it looks like they might want to see if sci-fi can do something similar.

Travis Beacham & Guillermo Del Toro Reteam To Co-Write 'Pacific Rim 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2012 6:04 PM
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Well, the viral campaign has started, the first trailer should be dropping later this month, and even it's not due until next summer, in the movie world that doesn't matter as developmenet on "Pacific Rim 2" is already under way. It was just a few weeks ago that the first rumblings of a followup surfaced, and now it's confirmed that work is starting.

'Immortals' Helmer Tarsem Singh To Direct Ex-Guillermo Del Toro Project 'Killing On Carnival Row'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 17, 2011 6:48 PM
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Tarsem, or to give him his full name (the director seems to have abandoned his mononame pretensions of late), Tarsem Singh, has had a mixed week. On the plus side, his latest film, swords & sorcery actioner "Immortals," opened to a healthy box office haul of $32 million -- despite some poisonous reviews -- exceeding most expectations, and likely planting the director firmly on the A-list. On the minus, the trailer for his next film, Snow White tale "Mirror Mirror," debuted to almost universal derision, seeming to immediately undo any suggestion that the commercials veteran, who won acclaim with passion project "The Fall," might become the next Zack Snyder. Or even the next Dominic Sena.

'Babel' Oscar-Nominee Rinko Kikuchi Bags Female Lead In Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 6, 2011 10:43 AM
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Comic-Con is nearly upon us: we're only two weeks away from the descent of the geek world on their San Diegan Mecca, although many have been worried, considering Marvel's decision to skip Hall H this year, that there wouldn't be much worth going for. But Legendary Pictures, backers of "The Dark Knight," "300" and "Clash of the Titans," have announced that they're taking four big projects to the Coachella of sci-fi/fantasy, and the press release is unusual for two reasons: firstly (and more on this shortly) not an inch of film will have been shot on any of the four, and secondly, because they've left slip a major piece of casting on the most imminent.

Rumor Control: William Monahan's Never Heard Of 'Once Were Cops,' 'Pacific Rim' Still Not 'Godzilla'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 22, 2010 2:21 AM
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It seems like only yesterday we were talking about the reporting of wishlists, and the problems therein. In fact, it was Friday, but some more evidence turned up over the weekend as to why people should sometimes hold fire before pressing 'Publish.'

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