4 December 2012 3:17 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim isn’t due out until July 12, 2013, but it’s never too soon to start thinking sequel. Legendary Pictures, the studio behind the “giant robots vs. giant monsters” flick has already commissioned Travis Beachem to commence work on a script for a sequel. We’d guess that means Legendary is convinced they’re going to have a big hit on their hands next summer. Beachem wrote the initial treatment for Pacific Rim, which was picked up at Legendary and eventually wound up on del Toro’s radar after his version of At the Mountains of Madness fell apart. It’s too soon to tell if del Toro will return to direct – he just announced the horror film Crimson Peak as his next project yesterday – but...

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