According to THR, the studio has hired Travis Beacham, who penned the original Pacific Rim treatment, to get to work on a sequel immediately with del Toro's help. Keep in mind Pacific Rim hasn't even had its first trailer released yet.
By getting a script ready for Pacific Rim 2 sooner rather than later, Warner Bros. will be able to jump on the project when del Toro's schedule opens up wide enough to fit it. Just yesterday it was revealed that del Toro's next directing gig will be the horror film Crimson Peak for Legendary Pictures. The soonest he would be freed up to direct Pacific Rim 2 would be early 2014.
As for that first Pacific Rim trailer, the »
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