Funnyman Charlie Day in Talks for Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

June 16, 2011
Source: Variety

Charlie Day

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!

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Day is Honestly a really good actor he was on this show called Third Watch and that was a drama. I think he can pull it all off and this will show people he can do something different 

Tim Dahill on Jun 17, 2011


"Funnyman" Charlie Day? Just out of curiosity, why did you feel the need to label him like that?  Why not "Hollywood Actor" or "Short, Bearded Gentleman" then?

FirstShowing.Net Poster Outlaw on Jun 17, 2011


Because he's a very well- known comedic actor... He's also all of those things you said, but I think he's also a "funnyman" and can thus be labeled as such every once in a while.

Alex Billington on Jun 17, 2011


Fair enough.  Just seemed odd to me.

Outlaw on Jun 17, 2011


wow, cuz hes well known for beign funny

Adam L on Jun 17, 2011


Day Man Fighter of the Night Man Champion of the sun You're a master of karate And friendship for everyone

Lebowski on Jun 17, 2011


God, yes!

Neuromancer on Jun 17, 2011


Hopefully this will be a breakout film for him

Adam L on Jun 17, 2011


or horrible bosses might do that before

Adam L on Jun 17, 2011


Del Toro gave one of industries most well known funnymen his first feature film role in Hellboy 2, MacFarlane. I thought that worked out pretty well so I got faith in Day's casting.

Scott of the Antarctic on Jun 17, 2011


Day all the way.

Voice of Reason on Jun 17, 2011

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