Published On: Thu, Oct 17th, 2013

‘Pacific Rim 2’ being written but hasn’t found a studio says director Guillermo del Toro

Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro has revealed that he is currently writing a sequel to the “robots vs. monsters” summer blockbuster Pacific Rim, but admits he doesn’t know whether the project will be make it into production.

pacific-rim-poster“We are writing the sequel,” said del Toro to IGN. “Travis Beacham and I are writing, so that is active. The decision to greenlight or not, that’s definitely above my pay rate.”

Pacific Rim was an extremely expensive film, estimated around $190 million to make, but managed a strong $407 million worldwide.

The second factor is which studio will come forward to finance the del Toro film.

Warner Bros and Legendary have separated and the studio may fear a repeated, slightly disappointing US box office return.

He is banking on the fact that so much of “infrastructure” is already in place and has a strong cult following.

“ To me, what was beautiful and flattering was how people saw the movie not once or twice but three, four times or more. People that love it, love it with great passion. So I would love to continue telling stories about that world.”

Check out the full interview here


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