Move over Godzilla, the Jaegers are preparing for a second war.
Buzzfeed was luck enough to catch up with Guillermo del Toro, who is out promoting his new FX series “The Strain” at the Austin Television Festival.
Del Toro revealed to the site that he and screenwriter Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk) have started work on a screenplay for Pacific Rim 2!
“I’m working very, very hard with Zak Penn. We’ve been working for a few months now in secret. We found a way to twist it around. Travis Beacham [co-writer of the first film, now working on Fox’s Hieroglyph] was involved in the storyline and now I’m writing with Zak because Travis has become a TV mogul.”
Del Toro also revealed that the script isn’t going to be a prequel, as rumored, and includes the characters Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) — and the story will follow the events of the first movie.
“Some people were wondering if we were going to do the prequel. I was never interested in doing that first wave of invasion,” del Toro said. “I’m going for very new, very crazy ideas on the second one, which are very different from the first one — but you will get really great spectacle.”
While Pacific Rim – from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures – didn’t look like a monster hit, it actually made more than $400M worldwide. It’s a hit and a sequel is warranted.