Di­rec­tor signs on for se­quel


MEX­I­CAN-born di­rec­tor Guillermo del Toro made the splen­did, mem­o­rable fan­tasy movie Pan’s Labyrinth in 2006, and ev­ery­body said “this guy is amaz­ing.” Since then, he’s mostly just been mak­ing money by the car­load, with bilge like Hell­boy and Pa­cific Rim.

I guess it pays, be­cause he’s still at it: The other day he and Uni­ver­sal an­nounced a sec­ond ro­bots-vs.-mon­sters in­stal­ment, Pa­cific Rim 2, com­ing to a mul­ti­plex near you on April 7, 2017.

Of course, there’ll be a cartoon TV se­ries pegged to this, and comic books, too. And I sup­pose del Toro will have to hire additional people to count his money.

I guess I shouldn’t knock sell­ing out for big bucks — I’ve never had the chance to try it. But still, what a waste of talent.

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