Guillermo del Toro In Talks For Pacific Rim 2
We get an update on a possible sequel to Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim from Legendary Entertainment CEO Thomas Tull.
Tull says Pacific Rim didn't exactly live up to expectations, but a Pacific Rim 2 is still possible given a good story, and that they are in talks with Guillermo del Toro. Tull did state there's nothing official, though.
Via I Am Rogue:
Here's the deal. We're very close with Guillermo. He's doing Crimson Peak for us right now. With the amount of money that we did on Pacific Rim, over $400 million, it didn't quite hit our expectations, but it did better than a lot of other films. If there's another great story to tell with Guillermo then we're all over it because we think it's really hard to create one of these things from scratch. The movie did really well on home video and merchandise, and it certainly has a big international following. We're not just going to do Pacific Rim 2 just to do it. Right now we're talking to Guillermo del Toro. If we can crack the story, we all think it's great, and it's him at the helm, then fantastic. But right now there's nothing going on officially to proclaim.
Back in March, Tull also stated they were going to sit down with Guillermo del Toro and were very open to it, and last October saw Guillermo del Toro state he was writing a sequel with Travis Beacham that made mention Pacific Rim 2 could see a Kaiju/Jaeger hybrid.
Pacific Rim premeired last Summer, and for the most part was received favorably by audiences. It netted about $411 million worldwide on a $190 million budget.