What?! Pacific Rim 2/Pacific Rim: Maelstrom was chugging along well then bam, delayed indefinitely. So once again, visionary Guillermo del Toro has thought up of a terrific film that the film studios thinks is too large to make, similar to the Hellboy 3 news. The first Pacific Rim (2013) movie had an estimated $190 million budget and grossed an estimated $411 million worldwide. I guess this was not enough profit for the film studios to invest in continuing the Pacific Rim story, really? Film studios want to shell out less than $5 million and rake in $100 million in theaters alone. Don’t we all but quality demands financing. What happened to the DVD, VOD, and other sales? Greed and no vision. All in perspective, Legendary Pictures is gearing up to make a Godzilla vs King Kong movie so I bet they are going all out to make that movie, and they just do not want to spend more money right now.
Legendary wanted to produce a sequel to del Toro’s Pacific Rim, which was made under the Warners deal and turned into one of those films that grosses a lot ($411 million worldwide) while being so costly that a follow-up isn’t a sure thing. Sources say Legendary liked that the original performed exceptionally well in China, where the company is heavily invested, but for now the project--which had been ramping up to make a release date in August 2017--has been halted indefinitely and will be pushed back (if it gets made at all).
Pacific Rim: Maelstrom (2018)
Synopsis: Follow-up to Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'.
Directors: Guillermo del Toro, Steven S. DeKnight
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action
Producers: John Boyega, Guillermo del Toro, Jon Jashni, Eric McLeod, Femi Oguns, Mary Parent, Thomas Tull
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