Zak Penn Reveals That PACIFIC RIM 2 Will Focus On 'Kaiju Origins'

Zak Penn Reveals That PACIFIC RIM 2 Will Focus On 'Kaiju Origins'

News on the sequel to 2013's Pacific Rim has been relatively light, but during a recent interview, Zak Penn did talk about the scriptwriting process. While he couldn't give too many details



For a while there, it seemed like a sequel to Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim was a shaky proposition, but the director confirmed that a second film in the franchise is indeed underway a few months back. We haven't heard much about the movie since, but screenwriter Zak Penn has now provided a couple extra details in a recent interview, where he elaborated on where the script is at this point, and that a major focus of the movie will be elaborating on the world built in the first film, and where the gargantuan Kaiju originally hail from.

"It’s going well," said Penn. "Guillermo and I have been passing the script back and forth and right now it’s in his hands." When pressed for further details on what the story would entail, he responded by saying: "But honestly, I don’t think I could tell you anything that Guillermo hasn’t already said. Obviously as you can imagine, there’s going to be a lot more about the Kaiju and their origins, and the world will be in a very different state when we get to this movie. He and Travis created this enormous universe that’s pretty much like multiple movies smashed into one. So with Pacific Rim, you could just assume that all the specific tropes of the movie, like the giant robots and the giant monsters and all the technology around it, is going to be explored in more depth. That’s just where we’re going."

Pacific Rim 2 is scheduled for release on April 7th, 2017.

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