Los Angeles: After several production delays and pushed release dates, sci-fi movie "Pacific Rim 2" will finally begin filming in November, says director Guillermo del Toro.

Pacific Rim poster
'Pacific Rim' poster. Pic/Santa Banta

Toro says things were quickly moving forward with the sequel. He added that he and his team had planned a great storyline with an epic battle at the end of the movie, reports aceshowbiz.com.

"We are deep into designing the robots, the Kaijus...having fun planning the battles. We have an epic battle at the end of this that we started to design a couple of weeks ago," Toro said.

"We've been up for about three or four months designing, and we start shooting in November," he added.

As of now, the plot details are still scarce.

There have been speculations that the story of the upcoming movie will be set a few years after the events of the first film, and will focus more on the Kaiju and the alternate dimensions from which they come. It means that they will possibly find a way to come back to Earth and once again there will be a war against the monsters.

The movie has no star attached to the cast, but fans can expect the return of some familiar faces. Toro hinted that the movie might bring back Charlie Day as Dr. Newton Geiszler and Burn Gorman as Gottlieb. However, there is no word about bringing back Jaeger pilots like Charlie Hunnam's Raleigh Beckett and Rinko Kikuchi's Mako Mori.

'Pacific Rim 2' is scheduled to release on August 4, 2017.