Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 28th, 2014
Pacific Rim is one of those movies that—whether people ended up liking it or not—everybody in the world wanted to like it. Giant robots punching the shit out of giant monsters! Overly dramatic speeches! Idris Elba! Movies like Pacific Rim are pretty much the reason movies were invented in the first place, and now Guillermo del Toro is getting another chance to blind us all with super-awesome monster-smashing robot punches.
As del Toro revealed in a special YouTube video, he’s officially making a sequel to Pacific Rim with Travis Beacham (who wrote the original’s screenplay) and Zak Penn (who is rewriting the Ready Player One adaptation). The film will be distributed in the United States by Universal, and it’s set for release on April 7, 2017.
In case anyone is worried that del Toro will get too clever and try to do something new with it, he assures everyone that it will feature “more Kaijus, more Jaegers, kicking each other’s butts.
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.