Giant monsters are ready for revenge against the giant robots. Pacific Rim 2 is locked and loaded, and director Guillermo del Toro tells Yahoo Movies that the sequel will start shooting in November. Del Toro, who helmed the upcoming gothic horror film Crimson Peak, also starring Rim actor Charlie Hunnam, hasn’t revealed much about the sequel’s story.
With the revival of the Star Wars universe, some of Hollywood’s best and most popular filmmakers — including J.J. Abrams and The Lego Movie’s Chris Miller and Phil Lord — are getting the chance to live out their childhood dreams and direct movies in the hallowed franchise. “This is not real, this is me as a fat geek just geeking out and talking about it,” del Toro told Yahoo Movies on Friday, cautious to make sure he didn’t create some very false rumors. “I would do the sort of Godfather saga that Jabba the Hutt had to go through to gain control.