PACIFIC RIM 2: Guillermo del Toro Dropped for Steven S. DeKnight!?

PACIFIC RIM 2: Guillermo del Toro Dropped for Steven S. DeKnight!?

Legendary Pictures has selected Steven S. DeKnight to direct Pacific Rim: Maelstrom (aka Pacific Rim 2, Pacific Rim sequel). DeKnight will be going into this film fresh; it is his first feature film. That does not mean that he does not have experience. DeKnight created Starz’s Spartacus TV series later moving to a producer of said series, served as head writer on Netflix’s Daredevil series. DeKnight has directed a few episodes for Angel, Daredevil, and Smallville.

Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, The Darkest Hour) wrote the current script that they are working from. Guillermo del Toro will now only serve as producer of the new Pacific Rim film. Is not having Guillermo del Toro in the director’s seat a turn of for you, tell us in the comments below? Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman are still attached to the project.

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom

Synopsis: Follow-up to Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'.
Cast: Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Charlie Hunnam, John Boyega
Directors: Guillermo del Toro, Steven S. DeKnight
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action
Writers: Travis Beacham, Derek Connolly, Guillermo del Toro, Zak Penn, Jon Spaihts
Producers: John Boyega, Guillermo del Toro, Callum Greene, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Jillian Share, Thomas Tull

Source: deadline.com

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