Guillermo Del Toro wants to make Pacific Rim sequel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 September 2015
Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo Del Toro

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro has revealed he's still keen to make a 'Pacific Rim' sequel

Guillermo Del Toro is still keen to make a 'Pacific Rim' sequel.

The 50-year-old filmmaker - who helmed the original movie in 2013 - has claimed efforts are still being made to create a sequel, despite its underwhelming performance at the US box office.

He said: "We are still turning in a screenplay and a budget in three weeks.

"As far as I'm concerned, it's not gone. We're still on it."

The Mexican director insisted the delay in making the movie is only temporary and does not suggest that it'll never reach the big screen.

He told Entertainment Weekly: "It moved further. I may do another movie in the middle."

Meanwhile, 'Pacific Rim' star Charlie Hunnam admitted recently that he missed the opportunity to appear in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' to feature in another of Guillermo Del Toro's movies, 'Crimson Peak', which he had accepted first.

He said: "It was the worst professional experience of my life. It was the most emotionally destructive and difficult thing that I've ever had to deal with professionally. It was heartbreaking.

"I really, really pride myself on being a professional and a man of keeping my word. It means a lot to me, truly."

Pacific Rim Uprising

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven S. DeKnight
  • Cast: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Rinko Kikuchi
  • UK release: 23 March 2018

Ten years after the original war between humans controlling giant robots and creatures from the sea, Jake (Boyega) is living in the shadow of his father; but then a robot goes rogue. DeKnight does a fair job with the action and it’s a competent enough sequel to a far from stunning original.

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