'Pacific Rim 2' lives on as del Toro abandons director's chair

Robots and Kaiju to battle it out once again after Universal re-commits to franchise.

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Published Tue, Mar 1 2016 9:16 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:01 PM CST

The future of the sequel to the 2013 robot/monster bash-em-up 'Pacific Rim' has been shaky to say the least, but it looks like that's all behind them as Warner Bros have re-committed to the film. There's just one hitch though - creator Guillermo del Toro has abandoned directing duties.

'Pacific Rim 2' lives on as del Toro abandons director's chair | TweakTown.com

According to Deadline Hollywood, 'Spartacus' creator Steven S. DeKnight will jump in as director in his feature film debut, from a script written by Jon Spaihts. Del Toro will instead join Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, and Mary Parent as executive producers.

While the original 2017 announced release date will most certainly change, the studio has not yet confirmed when the franchise will return, but 2018 is probably a reasonable estimate.

NEWS SOURCE:deadline.com

Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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