Pacific Rim fans rejoice! Derek Connolly, writer for Jurassic World and the upcoming Kong: Skull Island, is now reportedly attached to Pacific Rim 2. Connolly seems prepared for another monster-type movie after his recent works, and could become Legendary Picture’s go to guy for monster films.
A few months ago it was announced Steven DeKnight, show runner for Daredevil season one, would take over as director from Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro will remain involved as a producer however. According to the report from The Hollywood Reporter, there are currently drafts of the script from del Toro, Zak Penn, and Jon Spaihts, so it is unclear if Connolly is doing a total rewrite or modifying a current draft.
Pacific Rim is currently on Blu-Ray and DVD.
When monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes – a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) – who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.