Idris Elba vs. Giant Monsters in ‘Pacific Rim’

Idris Elba‘s fire just got a little hotter: Legendary Pictures is interested in the Thor, Prom Night, The Unborn and 28 Weeks Later actor for Guillermo del Toro’s giant monster film Pacific Rim, TheWrap has learned. It should be clarified that the actor is in talks and NOT signed on to star, yet.

He would join previously announced Charlie Hunnam in the Warners pic that’s set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.

Elba is now filming Prometheus with Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron. His Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is in postproduction at Columbia Pictures. In that movie, he stars with Nicolas Cage.

Travis Beacham wrote the screenplay and Legendary Pictures’ Jon Jashni and Thomas Tull are producing.