Pacific Rim Sequel Development Still Going

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro says all hope isn’t lost regarding the upcoming potential sequel to 2013’s “Pacific Rim”.

Speaking on Twitter on Monday, del Toro responded to a trade story saying the project had been shelved indefinitely. He hit back saying: “Don’t believe everything you read. It’s still going and I’ll remain with it in one way or another.”

Del Toro was originally going to do the giant robots vs. monsters sequel as his follow-up to last year’s gothic drama “Crimson Peak,” but the project was pulled from the release schedule back in September to give the creative team more time to work on the project. At the time Legendary Pictures and Universal remained committed.

Then came word last week that he was in talks to develop a new version of “Fantastic Voyage” at Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox, and word earlier today that Legendary has been purchased by Chinese company Wanda.

With “Pacific Rim” doing big business in China, the chances of a sequel seem to have increased with the latter news. The big question is if it does go forward, when will it be.