Director Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" is shaping up to be one classic monster movie. He's got his rugged leading man in Charlie Hunnam ("Sons of Anarchy"), a badass, beast butt-kicker in Idris Elba ("The Wire," "Thor") and now, he has the perfect dose of comic relief.
Charlie Day of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and the upcoming "Horrible Bosses" has signed on to the creature feature, according to Variety, where he'll play the very vague role of "professor." Either Day is stepping up his intelligence game from the dim-witted "Sunny" character Charlie to a bookish elite or he's playing one of those teachers with wacky end-of-the-world theories no one believes. Since monsters are involved, we're thinking the latter.
After his R-Rated sci-fi/fantasy movie "At the Mountains of Madness," Del Toro quickly scrambled to put together a rebound project, choosing the intended tentpole "Pacific Rim" to put into motion. Details on the project are vague, other than it involves human's rising up against a slew of enormous beasts that threaten to wipe us out. Finally, a reason to stop watchign "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" rereuns.
There's no set date for "Pacific Rim," although production is intended to start this fall. After "Horrible Bosses" opens July 8, Day's schedule looks all clear -- plenty of time to duke it out with a few overgrown monsters.