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Saturday 2 August 2014

Del Toro working on Pacific Rim 2

Director Guillermo del Toro is already working on Pacific Rim 2

Guillermo del Toro has revealed that he has already thought about a Pacific Rim sequel.

The big-budget action adventure about giant robots (Jaegers) saving the world from aliens (Kaijus), based on a screenplay written by the director and Travis Beacham, stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam and Charlie Day and the Mexican filmmaker admitted that work on a follow-up is already under way.

"We do have a story for the sequel. We are working on it," he said.

Guillermo said he would also love to make more Kaiju films in the future.

"I would like to do Gigantor as a cable series, so you can keep the violence and stuff in it. That would be fantastic," he added.

The 48-year-old - whose next film is the Gothic horror Crimson Peak, with Jessica Chastain and Benedict Cumberbatch - is developing the vampire horror TV series The Strain, based on the novels he co-wrote with Chuck Hogan. He is also attached to direct a new Frankenstein film, as well as a live-action version of Disney's Beauty And The Beast starring Emma Watson as Belle.

He has been busy producing the second instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy.

But he joked: "I'm on a huge contract not to discuss any details and there's a sniper over there looking at me."

:: Pacific Rim is in cinemas now.

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