Director Guillermo Del Toro (Mimic) has been confirmed to direct the upcoming 2013 Pacific Rim according to Firstshowing,net:
At first it was looking like just a possibility that Mr. Del Toro would be helming the project, but it looks like Del Toro himself and Legendary Pictures have officially announced via a press release on Deadline.com that the sci-fi/action project will be helmed by the director.
“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.” – Guillermo Del Toro about the project.
Legendary Pictures is looking at the summer of 2013 for the release of Pacific Rim, with pre-production currently underway and shooting starting in September.