Guillermo del Toro has given us a peek into the vision for his former “Pacific Rim” sequel.
While promoting his upcoming carnival noir “Nightmare Alley” (out later this week), del Toro revealed what his plans for the sequel would have entailed.
Back in 2013, del Toro unleashed his gonzo kaiju-versus-mecha epic “Pacific Rim.” At the time, the filmmaker said he had an idea for the sequel and was later formally attached to one while working on a screenplay with Zak Penn. But by the time “Pacific Rim: Uprising” (as it was later known) got underway in 2016, del Toro was no longer attached – the production company Legendary had established a new relationship with Universal (the original film was released through their arrangement with Warner Bros.) and much of his original vision for the movie had been abandoned.
Still: what would a del Toro-helmed sequel looked like? We finally have some details.
If you haven’t seen the ridiculously entertaining original film, it follows Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunman), the co-pilot of a giant robot known as a jaeger (since all the robots have cool names, the one he and his brother piloted was called Gipsy Danger).