Director Guillermo del Toro (L) Poses With Cast Member Charlie Hunnam At The Premiere Of 'Pacific Rim' At Dolby Theatre In Hollywood
IN PHOTO: Director Guillermo del Toro (L) poses with cast member Charlie Hunnam at the premiere of "Pacific Rim" at Dolby theatre in Hollywood, California July 9, 2013. The movie opens in the U.S. on July 12. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

After the international success of "Pacific Rim", Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro is gearing up for its second instalment in a period post-Kaiju war. Armed with a new script, fresh ideas and new take for the film, "Pacific Rim 2" is taking a different direction with less number of monsters to fight and more things to discover with science.

"It is the world having been freed of Kaiju, what happens to the world after -- what happens to the Jaeger technology once the Kaiju are not a threat," Del Toro told Collider in an interview while working with "Pacific Rim 2" script with Zak Penn. "Kaijus are very different and you're gonna see a very different type of the robots I think. It's gonna be quite a different adventure."

The "Hellboy" showrunner stated in one of his interviews in November that Charlie Day's character Dr. Newton Geiszler and Burn Gorman's Dr. Hermann Gottlieb are definitely in the "Pacific Rim" sequel. The two original actors will be reprising their roles and going to be the main characters in the upcoming film.

Still in the development phase, Del Toro assured fans that "Pacific Rim 2" is going to stand on its own, without relying heavily on the original film. They will be like two different films, featuring the same "joyful giant spectacle" but with a different tone to show how the Kaiju managed to rip a hole in the planet.

Since the centre of the movie is not about Jaegers and its pilots, "Sons of Anarchy" Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi involvement in the second instalment is still not clear. But based on his previous interview, the Mexican director plans to expand the cast, as he tries to make the film more multicultural and humanistic as possible.

Meanwhile, 50-year-old "The Hobbit" writer is quite happy that Legendary and Universal is backing him up for his upcoming movie "At The Mountain of Madness." The highly anticipated film is now switching to PG-13 and he is more than enthusiastic for the developments of his own adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's masterpiece and plans to make it more terrifying, however not too graphic for the younger audience.