Guillermo del Toro is reportedly penning the script for Pacific Rim 2. However, it’s unclear if the follow-up will get the proverbial greenlight from the suits at Warner Bros.
According to the folks at Worst Previews, the Pan’s Labyrinth director’s summer flick is currently the highest-grossing original movie of 2013. Despite a rocky start in North America, the movie went on to make around $400 million worldwide.
Although Warner Bros. may not move forward with the follow-up, Guillermo del Toro is working on the Pacific Rim 2 script anyway. Should the studio decide to cough up some cash for the sequel, the filmmaker will have a screenplay ready to go.
During his recent chat with the folks at IGN, del Toro updated fans on the status of Pacific Rim 2. In short: The script is presently in the works.
“We are writing the sequel. Travis Beacham and I are writing, so that is active. The decision to greenlight or not, that’s definitely above my pay rate,” the director recently told the website.
It’s no secret that Guillermo del Toro wants to do a sequel to his acclaimed big-budget summer flick. Despite stumbling at the box office in North America, the movie went on to make $305 million from foreign markets. A significant chunk of this change came from moviegoers in China.
The filmmaker told MTV News this summer that he already had big ideas for the next installment. If you haven’t seen the movie, then you might want to stay away from this part. Some of the things he discusses could ruin a few of the film’s surprises.
“I’ll tell you a couple of things. We will have Gipsy 2.0 for sure. We will have Gipsy 2.0 for sure. Second thing is you’re gonna see a merging of Kaiju and Jaeger. And that is quite special,” he told the website back in July.
He added, “Just think about it for a second. We sent Gipsy to the other side, right? It exploded, but whatever remains stays there. We’ve drifted with a Kaiju brain. Well, then start riffing on that and you’ll get to something.”
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