Good news for Guillermo del Toro fans! His next project, Pacific Rim will hit theaters two months earlier than originally announced. His first directing project since 2008′s Hellboy II: The Golden Army, the film will hit theaters on May 10, 2013.
The film will arrive from a science fiction treatment by Travis Beacham, which sees a future Earth defending itself from attacking creatures.
“We started developing PAC RIM a while ago with the mad passion and enthusiasm of a project unwatched and unchecked by politics or comparisons,” said del Toro earlier this year, “We designed and shepherded the movie we want to make. We start shooting in September and we hit the ground running because we are so in sync. My partnership with Legendary represents, both in scale and creative demands, a huge step forward for me.”
The cast is set to include Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr. and Diego Klattenhoff.