Legendary Picks Up Travis Beacham's Sci-Fi Pitch 'Pacific Rim'
by Alex Billington
May 28, 2010
The legendary Legendary Pictures has just paid upwards of one million for a sci-fi pitch called Pacific Rim that is being written by Travis Beacham, and up-and-coming writer responsible for an 2007 indie called Dog Days of Summer and who is also credited for one of the earlier drafts of the recent Clash of the Titans remake. Set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace. The deal was made on the basis of a detailed 25-page treatment. Now this sounds pretty frickin' cool; I wonder what it's really about?
I'm a sucker for unique sci-fi concepts and Beacham's Pacific Rim is definitely one of those. Legendary is envisioning this as a "tent pole event film," obviously, but that's all they reveal about the project at this time. Although the synopsis mentions "malevolent creatures," I'm wondering if there's more to this, as it almost sounds like Gears of War or Halo in a way, like that there's something more or very unique to this concept in particular. Anyway, Beacham is a writer currently doing some big work in town, including The Black Hole remake at Disney. Not much else is known about this, but we'll definitely keep you updated on this project.