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It’s the tail end of the twenty-first century and Earth has nearly overstayed its welcome with dwindling resources and over-population. Scientists believe they can release the CO2 pockets underneath Mars’ surface and move the Red Planet from -50 degrees Celsius into a human-friendly temperature and atmosphere. So mankind sends rockets of moss and cockroaches to commence the process, a half-century passing before a team of colonists can finally journey forth. Everything should be ready for this hand-selected group under Ko Honda’s (Shun Oguri) supervision: go to Mars, kill the cockroaches, and return home with stories of our salvation via a new frontier. It sounds so simple and yet no one is prepared for what they’ll find because no one but Honda and the Japanese government know the truth.
- Jared Mobarak
Takashi Miike's Terra Formars screening on Fantasia International Film FestivalSTORY68%DIRECTION70%ACTING65%VISUALS75%POSITIVESStays close to the originalGreat castimpressive actionNEGATIVESActually a sci-fi, action flick addressing only fans of the category2016-08-0470%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (1 Vote)91%
Takashi Miike has recently turned towards manga/anime adaptations, with, mostly, impressive results, as his aesthetics seem to fit perfectly to these mediums. This time, he adapts Yu Sasuga’s homonymous, shounen manga, which has sold more than 14 million copies since 2011.
During the 21st century, scientists decided to make Mars a planet that could be inhabited in the future. The solution they came up with was to terraform its ground by spreading special algae with the help of cockroaches that would spread the substance all over the planet. Now, in 2577, they realize that the cockroaches have mutated into anthropomorphous, extremely strong and fast monsters. The government decides to send an exterminating team, which »
- Panos Kotzathanasis
Charlie Hunnam is the lead in Guy Ritchie's King Arthur, but he won't be returning to the franchise that made him a movie star. Pacific Rim 2 is moving on without Raleigh Becket. It looks like Mako will have to find someone else to become drift compatible with... Pacific Rim 2 has a release date of February 23, 2018 but isn't being directed by Guillermo del Toro either if you recall. Steven S. DeKnight is taking over duties with del Toro's blessing and guidance. Speaking to Yahoo at Comic-Con over the weekend Hunnam broke the news officially: “I’m very excited about it. I’m glad they’re making it. I think it's going to be great. I read an early draft of what they're doing. There was one incarnation of this sequel that involved me heavily but I was unavailable. They have a very definite schedule that they have to film because »
- Jill Pantozzi
For a very longtime, it looked like Pacific Rim 2 wasn't happening. The first movie didn't fare well in the states, but it did great overseas, especially in China. And that's pretty much why we're getting the sequel, now titled Pacific Rim: Maelstrom. But Warner Bros. didn't make the official announcement until after original director Guillermo Del Toro had to dropout due to conflicting future projects. Now, another key piece in the puzzle has also confirmed they won't be back for this follow-up to the 2013 monster movie.
Speaking with Yahoo! Movies, original Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam, who played main Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket, has confirmed that he won't be back. It's not for a lack of trying, though. The actor was approached about reprising his role early on in the preproduction process. But like Del Toro, he too had a mounting schedule that caused scheduling conflicts.
Steven S. DeKnight, who »
At Sdcc, Charlie Hunnam spoke to Yahoo! Movies to promote Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, but the former Sons of Anarchy star was also asked whether he'd be joining John Boyega for the follow up to Pacific Rim. Apparently, we won't be seeing an appearance from Raleigh Beckett even though he saved the day and ended the Kaiju War. Hunnam's absence also calls into question whether the other lead from the first film, Rinko Kikuchi, will be returning? With Boyega playing the son of Idris Ebla's Stacker Pentecost, it would stand to reason that an appearance from Stacker's adopted daughter would be warranted. Plus, fans from the first film will be dying to know whether Mako and Raleigh made it as a couple! For further details on the project, head over to our sister site, AnimeMojo.com. »
At Sdcc, Charlie Hunam spoke to Yahoo! Movies to promote Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, but the former Sons of Anarchy star was also asked whether he'd be joining John Boyega for the follow up to Pacific Rim. Apparently, we won't be seeing an appearance from Raleigh Beckett even though he saved the day and ended the Kaiju War. Hunam's absence also calls into question whether the other lead from the first film, Rinko Kikuchi, will be returning? With Boyega playing the son of Idris Ebla's Stacker Pentecost, it would stand to reason that an appearance from Stacker's adopted daughter would be warranted. Plus, fans from the first film will be dying to know whether Mako and Raleigh made it as a couple! For further details on the project, head over to our sister site, AnimeMojo.com. »
Though he may have been attached to an early version of Pacific Rim 2 – perhaps when the sequel was tethered with the subtitle Maelstrom – Charlie Hunnam has officially ruled himself out of Steven S. DeKnight’s 2018 creature feature.
Chatting with Yahoo Movies regarding his title role in Guy Ritchie’s long-awaited King Arthur reboot (see the inspired Comic-Con trailer here), the Sons of Anarchy stalwart revealed that Raleigh Becket won’t feature in Legendary and Universal Pictures’ monstrous sequel after all.
Even throughout Pacific Rim 2‘s rocky foray into pre-production – at a time when Universal placed the follow-up on ice indefinitely – many assumed that the sequel would pick up the adventures of Beckett and Mako Mori (played by Rinko Kikuchi) as the squared off against a new wave of Kaiju. Then again, the addition of John Boyega cast doubt over that proposed narrative arc, now that The Force Awakens breakout is »
- Michael Briers
Speaking to Yahoo! Movies, Hunnam confirmed that an early draft featured him heavily, but with the shooting scheduling he wasn't able to fit it in and so he'll be unavailable. He did say: "I'm very excited about it. I'm glad they're making it."
Rinko Kikuchi is also reportedly out and won't return. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" actor John Boyega has already been announced as the male lead in the film, the son of Idris Elba's character Stacker Pentecost.
It's presently unknown if any other actors from the first film like Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman and Burn Gorman will be back for this second round of kaijus vs. jaegers. Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, who helmed »
- Garth Franklin
The Hollywood Reporter recently caught up with director Guillermo Del Toro promoting his "At Home With Monsters" exhibit which will open on July 30th at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. During the interview, Del Toro was asked about the casting for the highly-anticipated Pacific Rim sequel.
Del Toro will serve as a producer on the sequel after it was announced that Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight will make his directorial debut with "Pacific Rim 2. The original Pacific Rim started Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman.
"That’s not entirely true. As a producer I learned not to declare anything about a movie I’m not directing. I can tell you this — a lot of »
- J.B. Casas
Life is looking pretty good for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” sensation John Boyega; the young actor, who is currently wrapping up production on the eighth installment of “Star Wars”, has nabbed his next blockbuster with “Pacific Rim 2.” The sequel to the 2013 Guillermo del Toro film has been bouncing around Universal Pictures for a few years where it’s production has been stopped and restarted numerous times. This time it’s going forward without del Toro in the director’s seat, making way for “Daredevil” showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, who will join returning cast Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi. The revealed plot for the new film so far is minimal, but will reportedly continue a few years after the last film, and deal with the war between humans and the sea creatures set on destroying them. Sarah Finn is casting the project that will begin shooting at the beginning of »
We all know that John Boyega is set to lead out the sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim, and that it will debut in cinemas in February 2018, but it looks like the film is getting a second lead in Scott Eastwood. The Hollywood Reporter are reporting that the actor, who will next be seen in next month’s Suicide Squad, is in early negotiations to join Pacific Rim 2, which will start rolling into production late this year.
Steven S. DeKnight is directing the sequel, which will hit cinemas on February 23rd, 2018.
If you’ve forgotten what the first movie was about, here’s a reminder…
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, »
- Paul Heath
Earlier today, we reported that Legendary and Universal Pictures have set a February 23, 2018 release date for Pacific Rim 2. The news came just a few weeks after Star Wars: The Force Awakens breakout star John Boyega signed on for a leading role, portraying the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost from the first Pacific Rim. Now we have yet another report which claims the studios are eyeing Suicide Squad star Scott Eastwood for an unspecified role.
Deadline reports that Scott Eastwood is in early talks for the action sequel, which has recently been given a new lease on life after it was indefinitely delayed last fall. Unfortunately, it wasn't revealed who Scott Eastwood is playing, or if this character has any connections to the characters from the original Pacific Rim. This new report reveals that production is being eyed to start late this year, although it isn't clear where shooting will take place. »
It was one of the most awesome robot vs alien films we had ever seen, and now the sequel (which was once believed to be dead in the water) has another official release date!
Earlier this month we reported on John Boyega joining the cast of the much anticipated sequel to the 2013 relative hit film Pacific Rim. Now we finally know when we are getting the rematch between the most awesome robots on the planet, and the invading monstrous aliens. And that rematch is set for Feb 23 2018. A date that they will currently hold without any competition.
Fans were worried after the less than stellar domestic performance, weather we would actually get a sequel to the sci-fi film. However new life was breathed into the project after a very lucrative box office performance in China, and the Chinese based company Wanda acquired Legendary, and the rights to Pacific Rim.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (B.C.)
Production was originally supposed to begin last year on Pacific Rim 2, but that didn't exactly work out as planned. After a slew of different rumors started circulating, it was revealed that Pacific Rim 2 would be indefinitely delayed, with the sequel pulled out of its August 4, 2017 release date. The project finally started to move in the right direction this year, with the additions of director Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil), writer Derek Connolly (Jurassic World) and, earlier this month, John Boyega in the leading role. Today we have word that Universal has officially handed out a February 23, 2018 release date for this upcoming sequel.
Deadline reports that Pacific Rim 2 currently has the February 23, 2018 release date to itself, with 20th Century Fox's Larrikins opening one week earlier on February 16, 2018, and Warner Bros.' Meg opening the week after on March 2. With the release date now in place, it remains to be seen when production will actually begin, »
Fans who are looking forward to returning to the world of Kaijus and giant robots will have to wait a little under 2 years.
Universal Pictures and Legendary have announced that the Pacific Rim sequel will hit theaters on February 23, 2018. According to Deadline the upcoming sequel has that post-Presidents Day frame to itself for the time being; it’s between the openings of two Marvel movies: Blak Panther on February 16 and an untitled Fox/Marvel pic on March 2.
Steven S. DeKnight will make his directorial debut with Pacific Rim 2, replacing original director Guillermo del Toro. DeKnight will direct the giant monster/robot film based on a script by Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts about a world overrun by giant monsters or 'Kaiju' who ravage cities in a post-apocalyptic Earth. »
- Kellvin Chavez
The movie is the follow-up to 2013’s sci-fi actioner, which grossed more than $410 million at the worldwide box office on a $190 million budget. Steven S. DeKnight (“Daredevil”) directs with returning producers Thomas Tull, Guillermo del Toro and Mary Parent.
Boyega came on board on June 6 and is playing the son of Idris Elba’s character from the original film. The first “Pacific Rim,” directed by del Toro, also starred Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Robert Kazinsky.
“Pacific Rim” was set in the near future with Earth is at war with the Kaiju, monsters which emerged from an interdimensional portal on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
Boyega is currently shooting “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” in which he reprises his role as stormtrooper Finn.
The Legendary Pictures »
- Dave McNary
Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni and del Toro will produce the action adventure along with Boyega and Femi Oguns under their Upper Room Productions shingle. Cale Boyter will serve as the film’s executive producer.
“I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox. The ‘Pacific Rim’ universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be a multicultural, multi-layered world,” del Toro said. “‘The World saving the world’ was our goal and I couldn’t think of a better man for the job.”
The first “Pacific Rim, »
- Maane Khatchatourian
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Derek Connolly, the co-writer of Jurassic World, has been set to pen Pacific Rim 2, the sequel to Legendary Pictures mechas vs. monsters directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Drafts of the sequel have already been worked on by del Toro, Zak Penn and Jon Spaihts, and while plot details are being kept under wraps, at one point it was to have been set many years after the original movie where the monster-fighting robot suits known as Jaegers have become commonplace. It is unclear if Connolly is doing a page one rewrite or developing certain story ideas.
Pacific Rim was released summer 2013 and grossed $101 million at the domestic box office but went on to take in over $400 million worldwide. »
- Kellvin Chavez
Late last year, it looked like the often-delayed sequel Pacific Rim 2 wasn't ever going to happen, with some reports stating it was canceled altogether, while others claimed the sequel may still happen. Earlier this year, the project gained new life, when Daredevil Season 1 showrunner Steven S. DeKnight came aboard to direct, replacing original Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro, who is remaining on board as a producer. Today we have word that Legendary Pictures has brought on Jurassic World writer Derek Connolly to craft the script.
The Pacific Rim 2 script was previously worked on by Guillermo del Toro, Zak Penn (Ready Player One) and Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). This report from The Hollywood Reporter states that it isn't clear if Derek Connolly is doing a full page-one rewrite, or if he is incorporating ideas from the previous drafts into his script. Earlier versions of the script reportedly took place several years »
“Pacific Rim” was set in the 2020s with the Earth using giant “Jaegers” piloted by humans to battle Kaijus — monsters from an interdimensional portal on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
The film, which carried a price tag of $190 million, was released in 2013 through Warner Bros. and took in only $101 million in the United States. It performed decently at the international box office with $310 million, led by China with $114 million.
- Justin Kroll
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