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.
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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).
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Steven S. DeKnight
Official Synopsis: It is 2035, ten years after the Battle of the Breach, in which the inter-dimensional portal created by the Precursors (through which they sent marauding Kaiju) was closed. Former Jaeger pilot Jake Pentecost - son of Battle of the Breach hero Stacker Pentecost - makes a living by stealing and selling Jaeger parts on the black market in the Los Angeles area. After he tracks part of a disabled Jaeger's power core to the secret workshop of fifteen year-old Jaeger enthusiast Amara Namani, both are arrested by the Pan-Pacific Defense Corps (PPDC) after an altercation between Amara's small, single-pilot Jaeger Scrapper and the Police Jaeger November Ajax. A holographic transmission of Jake's adoptive sister and PPDC Secretary General Mako Mori persuades him to return to PPDC as an instructor, with Amara as his recruit..Cast: Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Robert Maillet, Charlie Hunnam, Rajeev Pahuja, Shane Rangi, Marco Sinigaglia, Burn Gorman, Tian Jing, Josh Stamberg,…
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure