Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull has said that he’s in no big hurry to make Pacific Rim 2, but make no mistake: Guillermo del Toro is working on it. Only now, he’s working in it with Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand) rather than original writer Travis Beacham.
So where has Beacham gone? Find out after the jump.
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Here’s the thing about sequels. Hollywood loves them, audiences eat them up, but they have to be handled carefully. If you really want to see a sequel, the best news imaginable – except a greenlight – is that the producers are taking their time with it. Which is what Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull is now saying about Pacific Rim 2. They want to do it, it’s just not ready and that’s okay. Read his exact quote about Pacific Rim 2 below. Read More »
Pacific Rim 2 might still happen, according to Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull. In a new interview, the film’s producer pointed out despite a general malaise surrounding the film in the United States, it did incredibly well internationally and has been a bigger-than-expected hit on home video and with merchandise. Tull says talks with director Guillermo del Toro will happen soon to figure out the fate of the film.
Below, read Tull’s quote about Pacific Rim 2 which includes an incredible list of films the original outgrossed. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 by Angie Han
If Herc and Chuck were your favorite Jaeger pilot duo, Pacific Rim star Max Martini might have some good news for you. Also after the jump:
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Pacific Rim 2 exists on a hard drive in Hollywood. For some time now, screenwriter Travis Beacham has been writing a sequel to this summer’s Pacific Rim with the knowledge it might never get made. Guillermo del Toro’s film recently squeaked by to $100 million in the United States, but grossed three times that internationally, earning record numbers in China. Those numbers made the sequel a bit more likely but there has yet to be any official movement on it.
In a new interview, del Toro confirms he and Beacham are continuing to write the film with the hope Legendary will give them a green light. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, August 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
We still don’t know whether Pacific Rim will ever get a sequel, but Guillermo del Toro‘s been dreaming up plotlines for one since way before the first film ever opened. Now star Charlie Day‘s revealed a tantalizing tidbit about one of the director’s many ideas.
According to Day, his nerdy scientist character Newt Geiszler was originally supposed to be the villain of Pacific Rim 2. Whether Del Toro’s still considering the idea is unclear, but Day seems to have other hopes for his character, anyway. Hit the jump to see what he said.
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It’s still probably too soon to say a sequel to Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim is a sure thing, but the chances for another film grew this week as the film opened big in China. For any big-budget movie, international box-office is increasingly important, and global returns can make or break a film that doesn’t explode at the US box office.
And so with a $9m Wednesday opening in China, the film has an international take that tops $150m, pushing it towards the magic number that could equal a green light for the sequel. Read More »
Will we get to see Pacific Rim 2? It’s too early to say. The film is underperforming by most standards in North America, but it’s doing much better internationally with many major markets – such as China and Japan – yet to open. So while Guillermo del Toro‘s monster vs. robot movie might miss $100 million domestically, it could potentially triple that number overseas.
All that aside, for a second let’s imagine a glorious future where the kaiju vs. jaeger story continues in Pacific Rim 2. We know screenwriter Travis Beacham is already writing it just in case. Plus, Del Toro recently did an interview where he explained how the ending of the first film will directly relate to a sequel, including a hybrid of a kaiju and jaeger. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
In a summer jam-packed with sequels and comic book adaptations, Guillermo Del Toro‘s Pacific Rim provides a breath of fresh air by being neither. But if all goes well, it could spark a franchise in its own right. In fact, Del Toro and screenwriter Travis Beacham are already planning out the next Pacific Rim. And although they won’t give away too much about the follow-up just yet, del Toro’s happy to hint at some of the ideas that might be on the docket.
Of course, all of their efforts will be for naught if the first Pacific Rim doesn’t take off. Good thing, then, that the excellent buzz so far suggests the film should have no trouble finding fans. Like our own Peter Sciretta:
After the jump, feast your eyes on other Pacific Rim reactions, and find out what del Toro’s been saying about the sequel.
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