Legendary Entertainment Already Planning a Sequel to 'Pacific Rim'

December 4, 2012
Source: Heat Vision

Pacific Rim

When you have a summer blockbuster from Guillermo del Toro featuring giant robots fighting giant monsters, box office success is assumed. That's why it's not surprising that a sequel to Pacific Rim is already being planned by Legendary Entertainment, even if the first film doesn't hit theaters until July 2013. Heat Vision has word that Legendary has slated Travis Beacham, who wrote the original treatment for Pacific Rim on spec, to script a sequel with del Toro. However, with del Toro already planning on taking on Crimson Peak as his next film at Legendary, would he be able to direct the sequel any sooner than 2015?

That estimate is being pretty generous since del Toro isn't even starting production on Crimson Peak until January 2014. Unless it's a short shoot and there's not a lot of post-production involved, the Pacific Rim sequel likely won't come quickly with as busy as del Toro normally has been. Of course, there's a chance that del Toro might not even direct the sequel and someone else could step up to the plate. And on the off chance that audiences don't take to Pacific Rim, we might not even have to worry about a sequel happening at all. Of course, we're hoping del Toro has a summer home run on his hands, so stay tuned.

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  • Phillip Gockel
    I have a sneaking suspicion that Pacific Rim stars a character named master chief... Before someone gets all "What??? That's not Halo!" on me, please realize I'm not being serious.
  • Thexn
    I think the studio realizes they might be onto something with this one. Here's hoping they're right.
  • Greedo
    Why would anyone assume that this would be a financial success? Hellboy made about 60 million. Del Toro is fine, but not a sure thing at all. And the fact that his spanish language films are great and his "american" films are iffy at best, I can't image where the confidence is coming from. Now, granted, I haven't seen a frame of it. But the name "del Toro" does not sell tickets.
    • cg
      Del toro, isn't a household name I'll give you that, but Idris Elba is becoming one, along with large tentpole visual effects heavy films in the summer pretty much selling tickets. I.E. Transformers
  • I'll wait to see the first one before I get too excited. Looking forward to it. Del Toro is greeeeaaaaat.




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