Legendary Pictures hasn't even released Pacific Rim's official trailer yet, however they're apparently really pleased with what Guillermo del Toro's been doing with the sci-fi action thriller and want more. The Hollywood Reporter says Legendary's moving forward on a sequel, with Pacific Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham set up to work on the script.
Additionally, THR is reporting Del Toro will co-write the sequel although it's not known whether he'll be available to direct the project.
Warner Bros is releasing Pacific Rim starring Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, and Rinko Kikuchi on July 12, 2013.
The Pacific Rim official synopsis: "When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the seas, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse."
More on Pacific Rim:
- Interview with Guillermo del Toro, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, and Rinko Kikuchi
- Exclusive interview with Charlie Hunnam
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