Pacific Rim may have only received a lukewarm reception in the US, but thanks to the global market, the march of the Jaegers is unstoppable!
Director recently caught up with IGN to give the low-down on the sequel. He explained:
Travis Beacham and I are writing, so that is active. The decision to greenlight or not, that's definitely above my pay rate. It does. 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.
Officially, Legendary has yet to confirm the sequel, although with an overall healthly box office performance, I think it's fair to say it's a very likely possibility.
Sci-fi isn't the only thing del Toro has on his plate. He is also courting the possibility of returning to horror with his adaptation of classic horror, Frankenstein. Asked if he thinks the project will ever see the big screen, he responded:
You know, I hope it does, in the right way and the right moment. Every time I get with Universal, we talk about doing it, and then for whatever reason something else takes over. Right now, I'm busy for the next two years, between finishing The Strain and doing Crimson Peak... Your life leapfrogs a couple of years, if not more, when you’re a filmmaker.
Personally, I'd love to see a Pacific Rim 2. Sure, the first one was as cheesy and silly as hell, but damn, it was good fun to watch.
What do you think? Do you want to see Jaegers and Kaiju duke it out again, or would you be more interested in del Toro's horror projects?