`Pacific Rim 2` to release in 2017

Los Angeles: The second installment of `Pacific Rim` is set to release on April 7, 2017.

Guillermo del Toro will return to direct Legendary Pictures` sequel to the 2013 giant-robot film. Zak Penn and del Toro will write the script for the sequel, which will be released in 3D and Imax, according to reports.

The 2013 film starred Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day.

The film was set in a futuristic world where giant monsters called Kaiju have risen from the ocean floor to overrun the Earth. To fight the threat, humans built giant robots that are controlled by two pilots.