Guillermo Del Toro Is in No Rush to Make ‘Pacific Rim 2’

The director reveals new details about his upcoming slate, saying that ‘Crimson Peak’ is a turn-of-the-century love story.

Guillermo del Toro offers updates on Crimson Peak and Pacific Rim 2
Guillermo del Toro offers updates on Crimson Peak and Pacific Rim 2
Back in December, we reported that director Guillermo del Toro's next movie will be the romantic ghost story Crimson Peak, with Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam signing on to star last month. The filmmaker recently offered some new details about this "gothic romance," which begins shooting next year.

"It's the turn of the century. So it's at the turn of the century and half of the movie takes place in America, and the other half takes place in a crumbling mansion in Cumbria. And basically it's a ghost story and gothic romance, trying to subvert the rules of the usual gothic romance. The first half is a love story, then that love story turns darker. And it's at the same time a ghost story. I'm working at this moment with Lucinda Clarkson who is a really great playwright from the UK. She has the proper degree of perversity and intelligence to turn it into something interesting to watch. It's sort of a very compelling version of the classic gothic romance, where you have the spookiness and the windswept landscape that dooms the characters, you know?"

The director's next movie is this summer's Pacific Rim, which already has a sequel in the works at Legendary Pictures. The filmmaker is co-writing the Pacific Rim 2 script with Travis Beacham, although they both plan on taking their time to get the story right.

"Travis (Beacham) and I have been working on it. We co-wrote the screenplay on this first one, and now we're hard at work at doing the second one. We want to take however long it takes to really find out the idea and try to bridge something that really makes the mythology roll. And in the meantime, I'm going to shoot Crimson Peak, which is a ghost story. The great thing about Legendary is they're willing to take it to completion in the right way. They're giving us the leeway. Imagine that we're generating the comic book. We're learning more about the [Pacific Rim] world we're creating day by day."

Crimson Peak comes to theaters October 16th, 2015 and stars Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Doug Jones, Burn Gorman, Jim Beaver, Leslie Hope. The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro.

Pacific Rim 2 comes to theaters April 7th, 2017. The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro.

Sources: Total Film

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Comments (12)

  1. WongFu

    make mine Del Toro
    Anything by this guy I'll see

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  2. Zak Lee Ferguson

    YES- gophic romance.........NOW THATS LIKE MY DEL TORO- think it through....

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  3. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus Seriously. F*ck the regular Justice League if that happened.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  4. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus That Justice League Dark now...... even if Pacific Rim is great and deserves a sequel, I'd be willing to throw that away for a JLD movie.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Given the visuals of Pacific Rim thus far, I'll be surprised. But, gotta see to believe. The man has now just hinted a sequel to Pacific Rim, he's also hinted working on a Justice League Dark movie, Hellboy 3 (which to be fair, has got to be made whenever the time arises), and 4 more titles both as producer and director. Good lord man, make it so

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  6. ejk1

    Perhaps Pacific Rim won't deserve a sequel, anyways.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  7. The Real Goku

    ....... Can we finally get Hell boy 3????

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  8. ROFLitschristian

    And he has no need to. Much respect for Del Toro. Doesn't let Hollywood make him a brainwashed director.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  9. Dan

    So to decode what he just said, don't expect a sequel. Especially if you really like Pacific Rim. You can f*ck right off, then. He'll be busy with another project. Jaded? A tad. I really like the guy, I do, he's just like Kevin Smith, you can't believe him til you actually see it.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  10. Sean

    Good. No reason to rush it.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

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