Considering the level of attention that Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim received back in summer of 2013, one might think that the production company that backed him, Legendary Pictures, would be eager to rush onto the next installment in what will inevitably become a major-dollar franchise for them. Alas, it appears as if that is not the case. For Legendary CEO Thomas Tull has come forward to say that Pacific Rim 2 is still a ways off as far as production goes.
When I Am Rogue talked to Tull, he had a lot of things to say about a lot of different movies and projects, but this is what he said about the future of Pacific Rim 2:
Here’s the deal. We’re very close with Guillermo. He’s doing Crimson Peak for us right now. With the amount of money that we did on Pacific Rim, over $400 million, it didn’t quite hit our expectations, but it did better than a lot of other films. If there’s another great story to tell with Guillermo then we’re all over it because we think it’s really hard to create one of these things from scratch. The movie did really well on home video and merchandise, and it certainly has a big international following. We’re not just going to do Pacific Rim 2 just to do it. Right now we’re talking to Guillermo del Toro. If we can crack the story, we all think it’s great, and it’s him at the helm, then fantastic. But right now there’s nothing going on officially to proclaim.
Sounds to me like Tull is getting sick and tired of answering questions about Pac Rim 2. Still, it’s nice to know that the sequel to the giant monsters vs. giant robots film is on his mind. It’s also comforting to know that he’s reluctant to rush into it simply for the sake of making cash. Now if only we could have enough self control to stop bugging the poor guy about it and just wait until there’s some sort of official announcement.
Source: I Am Rogue