It looks as if Guillermo del Toro will be directing Pacific Rim after all, and casting is officially on track.
Charlie Hunnam, the British actor who is one of the stars of FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” is in negotiations to be the human lead in Legendary Pictures’ monster movie, writes Heat Vision.
Pacific Rim, as the project is known, is the movie del Toro decided to focus on when his long-gestating adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness fell apart over budgetary issues and rating.
“ ‘Rim’ is a monster movie that sees powerful extraterrestrial aliens threaten the Earth’s existence, attacking cities and nations neighboring the Pacific Ocean. To meet the threat head-on, humanity develops giant robots to fight them off.”
The movie is influenced by mecha, the Japanese genre involving humans piloting robotic constructs.