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Guillermo Del Toro Says Steven DeKnight is ‘Great Choice’ For ‘Pacific Rim 2′

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Guillermo del Toro has given full-throated support to Steven S. DeKnight, who was announced late Tuesday to direct Legendary Pictures’ “Pacific Rim 2.”

“We are positive that this is a great choice to take what was established and go beyond!” del Toro told HitFix.

The selection of DeKnight, who created Starz’s “Spartacus” and served as showrunner of Netflix’s “Daredevil,” follows months of uncertainty about the fate of the sequel to the 2013 giant-monster film. Plans to begin shooting last fall were suddenly derailed in September when the sequel was placed on “temporary hold,” only to be removed from the Universal Pictures schedule altogether.

However, even as del Toro turned his attention to other movie projects, he remained optimistic about the future of “Pacific Rim 2.” “Pac Rim 2 cancelled?” he tweeted last month. “Don’t believe everything you read. It’s still going and I’ll remain w it in one way or another!”

“Pacific Rim 2″ will mark the feature directorial debut of DeKnight, who will work from a script by Jon Spaihts.

“Met w DeKnight and we are all so happy with our choice to take Pac Rim 2 to where we know it can go!” del Toro, who will serve as a producer of the sequel, tweeted last night. “Now Pac Rim is a known property and we can expand big!”

No release date has been announced.

Comments

  • Jonny_anonymous

    Cool. Now get to making In The Mountains of Madness Del Toro!

  • Saber Khai

    I can get behind this. I liked DeKnight’s work on Daredevil.

  • demoncat_4

    he keeps trying but the one big stumbling block is getting the backing and funding needed from the studios since he wants it done rated r.

  • demoncat_4

    now this frees del torro to try and between projects once again try and maybe get some one to let him make the mountains at maddness now that r is the big thing thanks to dead pool.

  • lanahateslex

    One of the guys behind Smallville? Oh boy…we are in trouble…

  • lanahateslex

    One of the guys behind Smallville? Oh boy…we are in trouble…

  • Jonny_anonymous

    Hopefully Deadpool making big bucks will show the studios that they don’t need to be scared of R rated movies.

  • Jonny_anonymous

    Hopefully Deadpool making big bucks will show the studios that they don’t need to be scared of R rated movies.

  • ikeamonkey89

    I don’t think he had anything to do with Smallville. That was Gough and Miller.

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  • The Hooded Vigilante

    Steven S. DeKnight is a former producer, writer, and director for Smallville and he’s worked on a lot of the other scifi/fantasy/super genre shows

  • The Hooded Vigilante

    Steven S. DeKnight is a former producer, writer, and director for Smallville and he’s worked on a lot of the other scifi/fantasy/super genre shows