Pacific Rim Writer: More Graphic Novels a Possibility

Late last week, sat down with Pacific Rim writer Travis Beacham, whose Pacific Rim: [...]


Late last week, sat down with Pacific Rim writer Travis Beacham, whose Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero will hit comic shops and bookstores later today. And while we, like most others, have been wondering whether there are already plans for more movies set in the world of Pacific Rim, we found that there may also be more comics on the way, as well. "It's been absolutely liberating," Beacham said of the support he gets from Legendary, who produced the film and publish the comic books. "You're free not to think about it in mercenary terms about what people want to see and that kind of thing and talking about the graphic novel and potentially other graphic novels and a sequel and that sort of thing and when you're exploring this world as a writer and as a creator, having that sort of umbrella over you of producers who are really invested in it, I think it does allow you a lot of freedom to let the universe grow organically and in a way that makes sense to the story and to the characters." If such a project did come to fruition, we asked, who would Beacham like to work with on art? "There's probably dozens," he admitted, "but the first one that comes to my mind, actually, is Stuart Immonen. I really loved his work for Nextwave, which I think is like an Adult Swim cartoon on paper. But I love the dynamism in his work and the way that he expresses action scenes very simply but very dynamically I think is really interesting." Check back at 9 a.m. EST for the full interview with Beacham, where we talked about the movie, the graphic novel and what he feels makes the franchise special.