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With his FX series, The Strain, premiering on July 13, Guillermo del Toro has a lot on his plate. But he’s not done there, he is also working on the movie Crimson Peak and has hopes that one day he could bring H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness to the big screen.
However busy he may seem, del Toro hasn’t forgotten about his 2013 hit Pacific Rim. The writer/director is already brainstorming ideas for the film's recently greenlit sequel along with other Pacific Rim projects, including a graphic novel and animated series.
Legendary Pictures has already announced that Pacific Rim 2 has a release date of April 7, 2017. Recently, del Toro sat down with the Wall Street Journal where he said that Pacific Rim’s sequel will be “very different” from the first one.
Del Toro wouldn't reveal any more about the sequel, afraid of spoiling too much. However, it’s still enough to get fans excited.
Another long hoped for project by fans is At The Mountains of Madness, which he explained he was so keen at getting it brought to the big screen he would even be willing to have it be rated PG-13.
Pacific Rim isn’t getting just a sequel either. An animated series is in the works along with more comics from Travis Beachman’s graphic novel, Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero, according to Screen Rant. The animated series will create more back story and will be looked at as a prequel.
All this hype surrounding del Toro’s Pacific Rim may be just what the franchise needs to become bigger, since the first film failed to do as well as the studio hoped. The animated series will come out about year before Pacific Rim 2 hits theaters.
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