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Title: Pacific Rim 2 (2017)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 27, 2014, 11:04:28 am
Pacific Rim 2 Release Date Revealed - IGN News

I didn't see a PR2 thread anywhere, so I'll start one now. I'll be waiting for the DVD 2018!!!!!! I can wait.
Title: Re: Pacific Rim 2 (2017)
Post by: Mac on June 27, 2014, 01:17:04 pm
Me too... I'll wait
Title: Re: Pacific Rim 2 (2017)
Post by: Neumatic on June 27, 2014, 03:41:40 pm
Apparently I'm in the minority here (well, there's only three of us!), but I'm seeing it in theaters, I dug the first one and it owned that massive screen.

Anyway, Uproxx article: More Than Just Monster Punching: What 'Pacific Rim 2' Absolutely Needs (  Sure there'll be agreements on most of these points.
Title: Re: Pacific Rim 2 (2017)
Post by: Mac on July 10, 2014, 10:20:54 am

Guillermo del Toro Plans Indie Creature Feature!!

Some massive breaking news just landed at Collider, who reports that horror veteran Guillermo del Toro will tackle a new indie creature feature before moving on to direct Pacific Rim 2.

While there’s no title to share, del Toro tells the site that he has John Hurt in mind for the lead in what will be a black and white feature.

    “Right away, in February/March I should [start on] another very small movie, black and white, really, really bizarre before starting—we start pre-production on Pacific Rim 2 in August, and then I interrupt it briefly to go into the first of next year to do this strange little movie, and then I restart it and go all the way until we start shooting Pacific Rim 2 at the end of 2015 for release in 2017.

    “It’s a very small cast. I would love to have John Hurt, and there’s an actress that I have in mind that is not well-known but I’ve seen her in a short film. That’s all she’s really done, one feature and one short, but she has an incredibly interesting taste and I’m gonna try her out for the main role.

    “There’s one great creature in it.”

Del Toro is currently in post on Crimson Peak, starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, and Charlie Hunnam, which will haunt theaters on October 16, 2015.
Title: Re: Pacific Rim 2 (2017)
Post by: Mac on July 13, 2014, 10:46:55 am
Guillermo del Toro Discusses The PACIFIC RIMverse’s ‘Long Arc’!!

We recently received word that not only would a PACIFIC RIM sequel be arriving April 2017, but we’d also get a new animated series and a continuation of the comic book/graphic novel approach (begun around the first film’s release in PACIFIC RIM: YEAR ZERO).  And, it seems, a number of other toys are in the works as well.  In short:  there’s not merely a movie sequel on the way, but substantial and calculated franchise development. 

Guillermo del Toro has recently been hinting at what we might expect from a PACIFIC RIM animated show (insinuating that a few of the characters introduced there might spill over into the live action movie sequel); his recent discussion with Collider provides even more illumination. 

“We’re going for a long arc, so the idea is to show a group of characters—we have pilots, functional jaegers, but we have all these younger characters.  I really want to explore things that are complimentary to the things that I want to explore in the second movie: drift, what drifting does to you, what is needed to drift, a lot of stuff that I think is important, but also the jaeger technology, the kaijus being evolved, ideas about the precursors—the guys that control the kaijus.  We have a lot of leeway in 13 episodes and I wanna make it sort of in the same spirit of Pacific Rim, which is the ideal audience for Pacific Rim was young—very young, 11-year-olds and so forth—but with really beautiful design and stories that make these characters interesting in a way that I found them interesting in, for example, Year Zero, the graphic novel that we did.  And I think that’s the basic thrust of the thing.”

Interesting. Sounding like they’re developing a ‘whole’ universe across multiple platforms, rather than a ‘comic verse,’ a ‘cartoon verse,’ etc. -   a smart, but not necessarily taken-for-granted move which oughta lead to a much more well-rounded mythology (rather than the patchwork effect we see in something like, say, DOCTOR WHO or STAR WARS). 
Title: Re: Pacific Rim 2 (2017)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 13, 2014, 02:03:41 pm
Interesting they are fleshing everything out to fully realized universe. I say interesting because I heard that after the domestic take of Pacific Rim, that the idea of doing a sequel wasn't a sure thing. It was only when it made monster money internationally they finally green lit the sequel.
Title: Re: Pacific Rim 2 (2017)
Post by: Neumatic on July 13, 2014, 02:08:25 pm
I like the idea that the drifting is the core technology that they'll be following, since it's very direct with the characters: it's about their backgrounds and personalities, and forces people to work together and confront each other.  It'll be interesting to see what else the tech can do...