Idris Elba being pursued for role in Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim

Idris Elba is currently filming Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, and has also been seen in hits such as Rock N Rolla, The Losers, Takers and Thor and it is also rumoured he could be starring in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.however it would seem Guillermo Del Toro is also after him in what could be one of Elba’s biggest movies.

Del Toro is getting ready to begin filming on what could very well be his biggest film to date too, and I mean big with a great big capitol B. See, Pacific Rim is all about massive robots battling giant monsters which have come from some underwater dimension on Earth. With the monsters being to huge, the only way for the humans to fight back is by using giant robots operated by human drivers. The monsters come from a dimensional hole in the Pacific Ocean and so only areas on the Pacific are affected by the beasts.

If Elba gets the part, he would be joining Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam, who will play one of the drivers. Supposedly Tom Cruise has also expressed an interest in the project. The film is written by Travis Beacham.

More on this as we find out.

By Matt Wavish

Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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