Pacific Rim 2

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Hires ‘Jurassic World’ Writer Derek Connolly

by Britt Hayes May 12, 2016 @ 5:34 PM
Legendary Pictures
Depending on how you felt about Jurassic World, this news may or may not be very good: Derek Connolly, the screenwriter behind Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic sequel, has been tapped to write the screenplay for Pacific Rim 2. If you weren’t particularly fond of Connolly’s work on the dinosaur blockbuster, then this news has probably inspired an audible groan accompanied by a healthy eye roll, but perhaps you should consider giving it a chance.

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Takes on ‘Spartacus’ Creator Steven S. DeKnight as Director

by Charles Bramesco February 24, 2016 @ 9:03 AM
Legendary Pictures
A quick refresher for those not up on the brief but troubled history of the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s kaiju-throwback Pacific Rim: First, the notorious G.D.T. confirmed that the sequel would be here by April 2017. The production team had plans to beginning shooting back in November, but by September, presiding studio Universal had deemed a Pacific Rim sequel a low priority and placed it on the proverbial back burner. After indefinitely halting production on the film in mid-September, Universal took the film off of its release calendar at the end of that month. As recently as last month, Universal stated it had no interest in producing the film on its own — perhaps due to Crimson Peak’s sadly lackluster showing at the box-office — but apparently the project has taken on a new life due to Legendary Pictures. (Worth noting is that Legendary was recently acquired by China’s Wanda Pictures, and that Pacific Rim played like gangbusters overseas.)

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Isn’t Dead Yet, According to Guillermo del Toro

by Britt Hayes January 11, 2016 @ 5:37 PM
Legendary Pictures
Guillermo del Toro and Universal are engaged in a serious game of tug-of-war with our hearts. In what’s become the worst case of “will they or won’t they” in recent movie history, Pacific Rim 2 has been delayed, canceled, revived, and — most recently — taken “off the table indefinitely.” Not so fast, according to del Toro, who is once again quashing rumors that the sequel isn’t happening.

‘Pacific Rim 2’: Guillermo del Toro Wants to Put a ‘Game of Thrones’ Star in a Jaeger

by Britt Hayes October 3, 2015 @ 12:39 PM
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Persistent rumors have suggested that Universal is no longer planning on delivering Pacific Rim 2, but that hasn’t stopped Guillermo del Toro from talking about his plans for the (possibly?) upcoming sequel. Although the film has been removed from the studio’s release calendar, del Toro is still trying to work things out, and he has at least one popular actor he’d like to cast.

Guillermo del Toro Responds to ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Cancellation Rumors: ‘It’s Still Going’

by Matt Singer September 18, 2015 @ 12:02 PM
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Earlier this week reports began to surface in the wake of a Hollywood Reporter article that Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim 2 had been “halted indefinitely.” Sources inside Universal Studios told the paper that Pacific...

Report: ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Has been ‘Halted Indefinitely’

by Matt Singer September 16, 2015 @ 10:54 AM
A fascinating new article in The Hollywood Reporter, details a growing battle between Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the production company behind films like The Dark Knight, Man of Steel, Godzilla, and Jurassic World. This spat between entertainment titans sounds like it could grow into a full-on war akin to a rumble between giant robots and interdimensional aliens — partly over the studio’s reluctance to make a movie about giant robots warring with interdimensional aliens. That film, of course, is Pacific Rim 2, and according to THR, it’s been “halted indefinitely.”

No, There’s Not Going to be a Godzilla and ‘Pacific Rim’ Crossover

by Jacob Hall August 28, 2015 @ 11:43 AM
Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros.
It’s the kind of rumor that looks really great in a headline. What if a Pacific Rim sequel brought Godzilla, the King of the Monsters, into the fold? What if director Guillermo del Toro’s giant robots battled the legendary creature in the ultimate battle royale? The rumor has been gaining steam and we hate to be the ones to burst anyone’s bubble, but this isn’t going to happen.

‘Pacific Rim 2’ and ‘Haunted Mansion’ Updates From Guillermo del Toro

by Britt Hayes August 8, 2015 @ 12:44 PM
Legendary Pictures
Guillermo del Toro is a director who constantly has several projects on the table, and while that may seem odd to some, it’s actually a smart approach. Take Martin Scorsese, for instance, who always has many projects under consideration. Del Toro currently has a handful of films in the works, but only a couple that are moving forward for the time being: Pacific Rim 2 and his long-gestating Haunted Mansion.