Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Screenplay And Budget Waiting For Authorization Slip To Begin Production
Guillermo del Torro remains faithful in his endeavor to bring about the second sequel of “Pacific Rim.”
In a social media post, the 51-year-old Mexican director was all vigilant in Twitter for his science fiction monster film which has been snagged by a roadblock.
“PACIFIC RIM 2: Budget and script went in. No answers yet. If anything happens, I will post. If nothing happens, I will just keep rambling.” — Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) October 29, 2015
This recent development was retweeted almost 3,000 times and had 3, 744 Favorites. In the long run, this brought a glimmer of hope for “Pacific Rim” fans which have been constantly bombarded by upsetting news coming from the partnership camp of Universal and Legendary Pictures.
At an earlier time, it was reported that the production of the second installment was put on indefinite hold. It was then insinuated that the film could even be scrapped as cited The Hollywood Reporter.
The said follow-up has been put into limbo. It was due to the financial constraints in the making such a colossal film. Sources say that Legendary with the help of Warner Bros. bankrolled the monster project. It made $411 million worldwide but as of the moment does not want to participate in such a huge investment even though the film presented itself well in the Chinese box-office and the former has substantial investments in China.
However, del Toro who has a knack for mixing monsters and myths into his oeuvre has confirmed that his sequel despite being pushed even further back has not been scrapped entirely.
“It’s not canceled. I’m gonna do a little movie in between,” del Toro said. The director revealed in a previous interview with IGN while in promotion for his latest gothic horror “Crimson Peak”.
The said article also tackled the attention grabbing buzz that a Godzilla-King Kong-Pacific Rim crossover is in the works. It was since the tie-up of Legendary with Warner Bros. can easily connect-the-dots with these behemoths.
Del Toro only managed to laugh about the purported idea.
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