Japan Disaster Forces ‘Pacific Rim’ Rewrite, Studio Wants Del Toro for ‘Godzilla’

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Update: AICN is attempting to debunk us, but unfortunately their sources are either wrong or lying. We stand behind our report as our sources are well in the know. This isn’t just some “tipster”. It’s also worth noting Del Toro has been asked to make the change, and whether or not he complies has yet to be seen….

Bloody Disgusting has learned of some interesting news regarding Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary’s Pacific Rim, their giant monster movie that Guillermo del Toro agreed to direct about 10 days ago.

According to our sources, Legendary has asked Del Toro to re-write the screenplay so that no attacks take place in Japan. The pic is to be 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.

In addition, early rumors continue to carry some truth. Apparently Del Toro has been asked (again) to turn Pacific Rim into the new Godzilla. He refused. Expect this to be a regular occurrence as it sounds like Legendary would much rather get the giant green monster back in theaters than Rim. What’s interesting is that Monsters director Gareth Edwards was attached to Godzilla back in January…

Giant food for thought.