Guillermo Del Toro recently sat down with IGN and he had a lot to say about both a sequel to Pacific Rim as well as several other projects he’s got on the fire.
On the status of Pacific Rim 2:
“We are writing the sequel. Travis Beacham and I are writing, so that is active. The decision to green light or not, that’s definitely above my pay rate.”
On fan reaction to the first Pacific Rim Film:
“To me, 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.”
On future projects including Frankenstein:
“You know, I hope it does, in the right way and the right moment. 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 and doing Crimson Peak.” Also, on his adaptation of “Pinocchio” that’s been in some form of production for the last couple of years, he claims to “have a large part of the financing in place. One of the partners we had simply stopped making films. We are looking for a new partner, and hopefully it will happen. It’s always serendipity, which project happens and which one doesn’t.”