We have more ‘Pacific Rim’ news for you… apparently Idris Elba has clinched the lead role of Sensi in the Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros sci-fi action film ‘Pacific Rim.’ Guillermo del Toro is directing as his next film and production gets underway in November.
Elba joins Son of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam, with Elba playing the role originally made for Tom Cruise. While Elba has been knocking on the door of big things in Hollywood for some time, it seems that his work in the British series Luther might’ve helped show his considerable range.
‘Pacific Rim’ “is set in a future where giant malevolent creatures threaten to destroy the earth, city by city. To combat its annihilation, the planet must band together and use highly advanced weapons technology to eradicate the growing threat.” Elba, who starred this summer in ‘Thor,’ is currently shooting ‘Prometheus’ for director Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox.