Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro has taken to Twitter to announce the brand new director for his long gestating sequel. Acting as producer and handing the reigns over to Spartacus and Daredevil header Steven S. DeKnight, Pacific Rim 2 looks to be in good hands! Read on for details.
Ever since the original Pacific Rim landed in theaters the buzz surrounding a potential sequel hasn’t stopped. Finding itself stuck in various phases of development over the past few years, it seems Warner Brothers has finally decided to pull the trigger.
Met w DeKnight and we are all so happy with our choice to take Pac Rim 2to where we know it can go!!
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) February 24, 2016
Pacific Rim 2 will be DeKnight’s first foray into feature length directing though his myriad television credits do inspire a sense of excitement. His portrayal of Daredevil is widely considered one of the best comic book screen adaptations and his work on Spartacus shows that the man can write and direct his way around an epic fight scene.
Plot details on the sequel are slim but rest assured that it will involve massive robots fighting massive aliens. Are you excited for Pacific Rim 2? Like the choice in director? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to check back in to OTL News for all the latest!