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Guillermo Del Toro talks about Pacific Rim 2 shooting and confirms ‘smaller’ movie in between filming

July 10th, 2014 by Marc Comments

It seems that Guillermo Del Toro is looking to compete with Joss Whedon for busiest film-maker around.

The writer/director has been chatting to Collider about the upcoming Pacific Rim 2 – did we mention this movie before? We’re sure we did – and what the scheduling for it will be like. He also confirms he will be shooting a small monster movie in the middle of prepping for it: “Right away, in February/March I should start on another very small movie, black and white, really, really bizarre. We start pre-production on Pacific Rim 2 in August this year, 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 [Pacific Rim 2] and go all the way until we start shooting at the end of 2015 for release in 2017.”

But he’s rather reluctant to chat about what this other movie is, but he has an idea who he wants in it, although he isn’t sharing too much there either: “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.”

Del Toro making a small monster movie? We are so ok with that…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….