We’re still awaiting the verdict on how Pacific Rim will do on home video, and whether this will help the movie finally make some money. There’s still hope there will eventually be a sequel, and it would be great to see Pacific Rim become a film series, even though giant robots beating the crap out of giant monsters is not a cheap proposition.
Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro recently told Collider and IGN he has not given up hope for a Pacific Rim sequel, or his long planned reboot of Frankenstein. In fact, he’s currently writing the sequel to Pacific Rim with Travis Beacham, his writing partner for the first installment.
“We are writing the sequel,” Del Toro confirms. “So that is active. The decision to greenlight or not, that’s definitely above my pay rate.”
As for his long planned remake of Frankenstein, Del Toro said, “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,” which is a vampire series, “and doing Crimson Peak,” which will be Del Toro’s next movie, a ghost story.
Although it wasn’t a hit on the level of say, the last Batman movie, Pacific Rim has made $400 million world-wide so far, and Del Toro told IGN, “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.” And we at TGD are definitely rooting for it to happen.