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.
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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.
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