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Guillermo Del Toro Already Writing Pacific Rim 2
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16 October 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: IGN

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Guillermo del Toro's ten-storeys-tall-tale of big robots and even bigger monsters wasn't the biggest hit of the summer - that garland goes to Iron Man 3, with $1.2 billion in the kitty - but with $400 million worldwide, GDT's Kaiju caper was a relative success in a sea of sequels. So if you're wondering whether you will see a follow-up in the form of Pacific Rim 2, know this: Del Toro's already writing it.

Speaking to IGN about the original film's Blu-ray release (and much more besides), the Hellboy director had this to say on the topic: "We are writing the sequel. Travis Beacham and I are writing, so that is active. The decision to green light or not, that’s definitely above my pay rate." 

Beacham is the same man who came up with the idea behind the film in the first place, working on a number of drafts with Del Toro, so this means there would be no new blood in the writers' room this time around. How they'll make the threat even bigger than it was before remains to be seen, but it's fascinating to know that plans are afoot even now to take us back to the world of jaegers and their jaegermeisters. Now it's your job to let Warners and Legendary know you want more...

Pacific Rim is out on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK on November 11.

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I wanted this to be good so bad. Love del Toro. Hated this film. Hated it. More

Posted by BrothaAcrossThePond at 06:14 on 31 October 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Noooo!!!
As he wont have to bother about the US so much (as shown by it's take worldwide rather than US) I think he can go for it a bit more & maybe push it for a 15 Cert. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 17:12 on 18 October 2013 | Report This Post

I think he should concentrate on Mountains of Madness or Hellboy 3 based on Wake The Devil instead. More

Posted by Rob2175 at 13:18 on 17 October 2013 | Report This Post

How "Pacific Rim: Revenge of the Kaiju"
1) Pick another male actor: Gerard Butler Toby Kebbell. Even go for a Brad Pitt. 2) More Mako 3) Fights should take place in cities and daylight. Like Godzilla did. 4) Hire Weta digital to do the SFX 5) Make it Rated-R 6) Do not do it in 3D More

Posted by Klaudio2013 at 22:13 on 16 October 2013 | Report This Post

If it goes ahead, they should make Rinko Kikuchi the lead...
...but they won't... More

Posted by Arthur Sludge at 20:53 on 16 October 2013 | Report This Post

Take us into space!
If the first one was riffing on the Neon Genesis/Rah Xephon et al robot vs. kaiju genre, then maybe we could get a Macross/Gunbuster-style sequel. Morphing robot/jets and space kaiju. Oh god yes. Absolutely must have a space admiral with a big Father Christmas beard, too. Magical talking cat optional. More

Posted by Nicky C at 18:20 on 16 October 2013 | Report This Post

How to make the sequel vastly superior to the first one
1. Get rid of Charlie Hunnam. He isn't really much of an actor. 2. Also, get rid of those two comic relief annoyances! 3. Have most of the monster vs. robot sequences set in daylight as oppose to nighttime or rain. 4. Explain how utterly useless 'The Wall' is. 5. No more cheesy speeches like the one Idris Elba gave. 6. Make the tone a bit more serious. 7. Bring in some new characters. 8. More character development for Mako. And last, but not least, 9. Don't bring back co-writer Trav More

Posted by bb at 18:16 on 16 October 2013 | Report This Post

A little longer on the script this time please?
I would deffo like to see a second but the first remains one of the worst acted mainstream Hollywood efforts Ive seen in ages, despite the great cast. More

Posted by spideed2 at 17:13 on 16 October 2013 | Report This Post

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