Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is about to begin the publicity push for his sci-fi action epic "Pacific Rim" which is hitting in July.
Speaking with EW, del Toro says Legendary Entertainment CEO Thomas Hull has already asked him about ideas for a sequel: "On the way to the finished screenplay, there were entire angles and ideas that we chopped off because they were too much."
This includes exploring what's on the other side of the inter-dimensional rift beneath the Pacific Ocean - the rift through which these giant alien monsters are coming. del Toro says:
"They’re a race of blind consumers grabbing planets, consuming them, and moving to the next. The idea [with the sequel] is to explore a little bit of that. I won’t spoil it, but I don’t think we’ll repeat a single beat from the first movie."
del Toro, who already has a busy schedule with numerous projects, adds that a sequel will likely be some time off:
"I don’t think the screenplay will come out so quick. It took us a year and a half to do this script, and it’ll take us at least two years to develop the other script."
Also today comes a new featurette about 'drifting', the process through which two pilots control the giant robots in the film.