Turns out, Pacific Rim 2 is happening after all… thought not quite how we had expected.
After stepping in for creator Drew Goddard and leading Marvel’s Daredevil to a successful, critically-acclaimed first season on Netflix and being brought in for the Transformers writers group last year, former showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has found the project to mark his directorial debut, and he’ll have the task few others in Hollywood have ever had… taking over from Guillermo del Toro.
According to a new report from TheWrap, DeKnight has officially stepped on board to helm the highly-anticipated sequel to del Toro’s 2013 monster blockbuster, Pacific Rim. With the Crimson Peak filmmaker dcureently hard at work on both Fantastic Voyage and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, he was unable to helm the sequel projecr as well, but will instead act as one of the film’s producers.
While the film will mark DeKnight’s feature directorial debut, he’s no stranger to the industry or directing after his work on shows like Spartacus, Dollhouse, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and more. After the film’s future was put into question just a few months ago though, this should come as welcome news to fans of the Pacific Rim property.
Del Toro has remained consistent in his stance that the film sequel would happen eventually, despite several conflicting reports last year, and while some fans’ might be skeptical with DeKnight at the helm, del Toro handing the job over to the long time TV writer and creator means he must have some fairly strong visual ideas for the sequel, especially if it will also be his directorial debut. Either way, I’m gonna take this as some very, very good news.
Pacific Rim 2 is currently in development.
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