It was announced last year that Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk) had been hired to write the screenplay for Pacific Rim 2 along with original writer and director Guillermo Del Toro. On the latest episode of the Flickering Myth Podcast, we caught up with Penn to talk about his new documentary Atari: Game Over, as well as the latest on Pacific Rim 2.
“You know, once a month I’ll read an article where Guillermo has just said, ‘this is what’s gonna happen’, and I’m like, ‘oh wow I can’t believe you told everyone’,” Penn told us. “But to a certain extent, you can imagine [what it will be like] if you’ve seen the first movie.”
“He and Travis [Beecham] created this huge mythology and there is a lot of different stuff to mine,” he continues. “I mean, it’s like five movies stuffed into one movie so there’s a lot of different directions we can go. There will be a lot more about the Kaiju that I can assure you that.”
“It will feature large robots and large monsters,” he concludes.
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Pacific Rim was released in 2013 and, despite middling reviews, pulled in $411 million worldwide. Pacific Rim 2 is set for release for April 2017 and will again be directed by Guillermo Del Toro. You can listen to the full interview with Zak Penn using the player below: