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‘Pacific Rim 2′ in Motion with Steven S. DeKnight as Director

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The “Pacific Rim” sequel is a go — with someone other than Guillermo del Toro as director. Deadline reports that Steven S. DeKnight will make his feature film directorial debut with Legendary Pictures’ “Pacific Rim 2,” with a script by Jon Spaihts.

DeKnight is a name familiar to genre fans, as the creator of Starz’s “Spartacus” franchise, the showrunner of “Daredevil” season one and his work on Joss Whedon-created shows “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel” and “Dollhouse.” Del Toro will serve as a producer of the sequel.

The original “Pacific Rim,” released in 2013, was directed by del Toro and co-written by del Toro and Travis Beacham. The film — pitting human-opreated “Jaegers” against monstrous “Kaijus” — was a hit with fans and grossed $411 million worldwide, but only $102 million domestically. Development of a sequel has been on-again, off-again, but this latest news looks to be the most optimistic word yet. No release date has been set.


  • Suzuha Amane

    I sure hope this means we’re getting Del Toro on JLD.

  • Suzuha Amane

    I sure hope this means we’re getting Del Toro on JLD.

  • Outside

    I am not sure if this is good or bad. PR was a fun romp, it was just riddled with cliche and national stereotypes, and I hated the voice of the main character. If a new director solves those things and still gets us the mech vs monster fight, then it’s golden for me.

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