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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Del Toro: I'm writing Pacific Rim 2

Guillermo del Toro is writing the Pacific Rim sequel

Guillermo del Toro has revealed that he has started work on the Pacific Rim sequel.

The Mexican filmmaker said he has reunited with writer Travis Beacham to pen the screenplay for the monsters and giant robots follow-up.

"We are writing the sequel. Travis Beacham and I are writing, so that is active," he told

"The decision to greenlight or not, that's definitely above my pay rate," he added.

Guillermo has revealed that he has already thought about a second instalment, saying in July: "We do have a story for the sequel. We are working on it."

The big-budget action adventure by Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures, which was released in July, featured giant robots (Jaegers) saving the world from aliens (Kaijus), and starred Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam and Charlie Day.

It has enjoyed huge success at the box office around the world, making more than 407 million US dollars (£254 million) worldwide.

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