After much chatter online Legendary Pictures have officially announced that Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) is directing ‘Pacific Rim,’ as his next movie. The film has already entered pre-production and is set to start principal photography in September. ‘Pacific Rim’ is lined up for a summer 2013 berth. The film is said to be a sci-fi adventure flick which sees a future earth defending itself from attacking giant creatures. Travis Beacham wrote the script, which was initially rumoured to be the basis for Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla reboot.

Stated Guillermo del Toro: “We started developing PAC RIM a while ago with the mad passion and enthusiasm of a project unwatched and unchecked by politics or comparisons. 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.”

In other del Toro news Deadline today talked to the director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, designer, and all around maestro about his highly anticipated adaptation of H.P Lovecraft’s ‘At The Mountains Of Madness,’ which has been in constant limbo after Universal Pictures have seemingly dragged on the production process. In my opinion Universal  look like they have really dropped the ball with this project, ‘del Toro puts it best in the interview: ”I have to believe that with 3D, Tom Cruise [lead star], Jim Cameron [producing], the scope of Lovecraft’s novel that is one his best regarded and most widely known works, I would venture that it could absolutely have been done. I think the R should be worn like a badge of merit in promoting the movie. To say, this is not a gory movie, not a movie full of profanity or violence, but it’s a really intense movie. It’s all what you do with what you’re given. I had to believe right along that they were betting as much as I was. I was betting essentially everything I had, in terms of leverage, betting nine months of development when I was on The Hobbit. This was for me a do or die movie.”

I really do hope this project see’s the light of day *fingers crossed*, it sounds incredible. In the interview it does come across that del Toro’s putting his all into it still seeing the light of day……eventually!!!