Pacific Rim doesn’t hit theatres until July 12, 2013, but that doesn’t mean Legendary Pictures isn’t thinking forward. They have hired Travis Beacham, who wrote the treatment for Pacific Rim, to write Pacific Rim 2. Guillermo del Toro, who is directing the first film, will be co-writing part 2, but has not yet signed on to direct.
Here’s the synopsis for Pacific Rim:
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter