In the last few months Guillermo Del Toro has been talking up Pacific Rim 2 and his plans for the movie, but it turns out before we get that film, he plans to direct another movie beforehand.
Pacific Rim 2 already has an August 2017 release, but Del Toro is hoping to slot in his other movie with an early 2015 shoot planned. It will be rather smaller that his giant robot film though, including bring made in black and white.
Del Toro has been talking to Collider about the film, saying, “Right away, in February/March I should [start on] another very small movie, black and white, really, really bizarre before starting – we start pre-production on Pacific Rim 2 in August, and then I interrupt it briefly to go into the first of next year to do this strange little movie, and then I restart it and go all the way until we start shooting Pacific Rim 2 at the end of 2015 for release in 2017.”
He wouldn’t reveal anything about the plot, but he did say, “It’s a very small cast. I would love to have John Hurt, and there’s an actress that I have in mind that is not well-known but I’ve seen her in a short film. That’s all she’s really done, one feature and one short, but she has an incredibly interesting taste and I’m gonna try her out for the main role.”
He then added when pressed for more details, “There’s one great creature in it. It does [have a title], but I find – I’d rather do the projects and then show them to people than talk about them. I think that it’s going to be a nice thing for people to know which one is it and where it came from when it’s a reality.”