Funnyman Charlie Day in Talks for Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'
Here is some of the most surprising/oddest casting in a while. Variety is reporting that Charlie Day, from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and Going the Distance, is in talks for some kind of role in the sci-fi film Guillermo del Toro is gearing up to direct next, Pacific Rim, for Legendary Pictures. Day's role would be that of a "professor," but that's all they say. Pacific Rim is already set to star Charlie Hunnan. The story sees extraterrestrial creatures hellbent on destroying Earth invading on each side of the pacific, so humanity bands together to develop highly advanced, weapon-ready robots to fight them. So, is Day the comic relief?
Pacific Rim is that awesome sci-fi project that del Toro is taking on next as his follow-up to Hellboy II: The Golden Army from 2008, since At the Mountains of Madness fell through. The script is by Travis Beacham (from Dog Days of Summer, Clash of the Titans). Legendary's Thomas Tull will produce with Jon Jashni. Production is expected to get under way this fall. It sounds like a badass movie in the making and I'm excited, but I just didn't expect to see someone like Day in it. Not that he's not a funny guy, he's just an odd pick for something like this, but I'm going to trust in Guillermo and let him cast the movie he wants. I'm just hoping for the best as I want this to turn out great, so keep those unique casting choices coming, Guillermo!