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Published On: Sun, Feb 17th, 2013

Director Guillermo del Toro talks ‘Pacific Rim,’ a sequel ‘Pacific Rim 2’ and ‘Crimson Peak’ details

Pacific Rim heads up the ultimate summer 2013 preview in the brand new issue of Total Film magazine and inside the issue, Guillermo del Toro about his monsters vs robots sci-fi epic, a possible sequel and provides an update on Crimson Peak.

The magazine also reveals some amazing concept art for the film.

pacific-rim-jaeger battle robot photo“The great thing about Legendary is they’re willing to take it to completion in the right way. They’re giving us the leeway. Imagine that we’re generating the comic book. We’re learning more about the [Pacific Rim] world we’re creating day by day.”

Due this summer, a Pacific Rim 2 appears to already be in the works.

“Travis [Beacham, co-writer] and I have been working on it. We co-wrote the screenplay on this first one, and now we’re hard at work at doing the second one. We want to take however long it takes to really find out the idea and try to bridge something that really makes the mythology roll. And in the meantime, I’m going to shoot Crimson Peak, which is a ghost story.”

del Toro then detailed the horror film.

“It’s the turn of the century. So it’s at the turn of the century and half of the movie takes place in America, and the other half takes place in a crumbling mansion in Cumbria. And basically it’s a ghost story and gothic romance, trying to subvert the rules of the usual gothic romance.

“It’s very much… the first half is a love story, then that love story turns darker. And it’s at the same time a ghost story. I’m working at this moment with Lucinda Clarkson who is a really great playwright from the UK. She has the proper degree of perversity and intelligence to turn it into something interesting to watch.

pacific-rim-charlie-hunnam photo“It’s sort of a very compelling version of the classic gothic romance, where you have the spookiness and the windswept landscape that dooms the characters, you know?”

The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman.

Pacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th.

 

 

 

 

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  1. New ‘Pacific Rim’ photos take fans behind-the-scenes and reveal more concept art - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] While the film hasn’t even arrived in theaters, del Toro is already working on the sequel. […]

  2. New ‘Pacific Rim’ trailer features aliens, robots, action with Guillermo del Toro saying ‘enjoy’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] We’re learning more about the [Pacific Rim] world we’re creating day by day,” del Toro said when he announced the studio was supportive of a Pacific Rim […]

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