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: Uprising (2018)
Synopsis: Follow-up to Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim (2013).
Directors: Guillermo del Toro, Steven S. DeKnight
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Producers: John Boyega, Angarag Davaasuren, Guillermo del Toro, Jon Jashni, Eric McLeod, Femi Oguns, Mary Parent, Thomas Tull
Musicians: John Paesano
Editors: Zach Staenberg
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