Deadline broke the news that the sequel to Legendary Pictures’ 2013 film, “Pacific Rim“, is still very much in the works – but there’s a new director at the helm of the project now. And a first-time feature director at that. In an unexpected move, the creator of Starz series “Spartacus” and the executive producer and writer of Marvel/Netflix series “Daredevil“, Steven S. DeKnight, has been given the directorial reigns of the movie.
Guillermo Del Toro had this to say:
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
So I guess he’s fine with this. Del Toro is still attached to the project as a producer, as well as having a “based on characters created by”-story credit with Travis Beacham. The sequel’s script is written by Jon Spaiths (“Prometheus”)