One of 2013’s biggest surprises was Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. The Idris Elba/Charlie Hunnam picture featured badass giant robots going toe-to-toe with badass giant monsters (Kaiju). The film brought in over $410 million worldwide, against a budget of $190 million. The sequel has been in development hell for a while now, but thanks to the star power of John Boyega (The Force Awakens), the movie is finally on track. Filming has been underway in my native land of Australia over the past few months; Boyega has been updating his Instagram regularly. As the movie edges closer to next year’s February 23rd release date, it appears the film has finally scored a composer.
Netflix’s Daredevil and The Maze Runner composer John Paesano has officially signed up for the next Pacific Rim feature. Of course, Uprising will be directed by Steven S. DeKnight, who has worked with Paesano previously on Daredevil. Paesano’s work is one of the Marvel show’s best attributes, so having him on board a huge blockbuster such as this is incredibly exciting. Paesano takes over from Iron Man composer Ramin Djawadi, who composed music for the original film.
Uprising‘s plot has been under wraps, but one can assume, from the film’s creative title, it will detail a brand new wave of Kaiju attacking our greatest cities. It was recently revealed that Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi and Burn Gorman will all reprise their roles from the 2013 original. Pacific Rim: Uprising is shaping up to be one of 2018’s biggest flicks; but how good can this sequel be? Only time will tell…
Pacific Rim: Uprising hits theatres everywhere on February 23, 2018.
Source: Film Music Reporter