A couple of weeks ago, a rumor surfaced regarding an original film project that Guillermo del Toro was developing for Fox Searchlight that was pitched as Wall-E meets Splash. Now in an interview with Variety, the director says that the next project he’ll be directing is “a small, independently financed movie that he is keeping under tight wraps.”
I can’t help but think that this is the same project, and I couldn't be more excited to see Del Toro take on another small indie project. Those usually turn out to be his best movies.
What does this mean for Pacific Rim 2? I assume that’s the reason why the movie has been delayed. The director says that the sequel is still alive and well even though it was recently pushed off the release schedule for Universal Pictures. He tells the outlet:
“As far as I’m concerned, it’s not cancelled, just postponed. Right now, we have to put a budget and screenplay together, present it to Universal and Legendary, and they will make a decision.”
This smaller film project will just give him something to do in the meantime. It's good to know that he’s keeping himself busy instead of waiting around for something to happen, As you know, that has happened to him on several projects that he has developed over the years, and many ended up falling apart.