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Charlie Hunnam Rules Himself Out Of Pacific Rim 2

1 hour ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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

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Hunnam, Kikuchi Not Back For "Pacific Rim 2"

5 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Appearing at Comic Con to promote Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur" movie, actor Charlie Hunnam confirmed he will not be returning to the role of Raleigh Beckett in the upcoming "Pacific Rim" sequel.

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

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Guillermo Del Toro Talks The Return Of The Original Cast For Pacific Rim 2

9 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

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.

On why none of the original cast members such as Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi have not been announced for the sequel Del Toro said:

"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

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4 Pieces of Must-Know Casting News

11 July 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

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 »

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Scott Eastwood may be joining ‘Pacific Rim 2’

1 July 2016 2:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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.

John Boyega will play the son of the character played by Idris Elba in the first movie though its not yet known as to who Eastwood would play should he sign on the dotted line.

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

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Scott Eastwood Eyes Pacific Rim 2

30 June 2016 6:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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. »

- MovieWeb

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Pacific Rim 2 Gets a Release Date!

30 June 2016 4:08 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

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.

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- feeds@cinelinx.com (B.C.)

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Pacific Rim 2 Gets Early 2018 Release Date

30 June 2016 4:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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, »

- MovieWeb

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'Pacific Rim' Sequel Gets 2018 Release Date

30 June 2016 3:11 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

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.

The sequel stars John Boyega who is set to play the son of the character played by Idris Elba from the first film.

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

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Starring John Boyega Gets Release Date

30 June 2016 2:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary and Universal Pictures have set Feb. 23, 2018, release date for “Pacific Rim 2,” which stars John Boyega of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

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.

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- Dave McNary

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John Boyega to Star in ‘Pacific Rim 2’

6 June 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” breakout John Boyega is heading to another sci-fi universe.

Boyega will star in Steven S. DeKnight’s “Pacific Rim” sequel, playing the son of Idris Elba’s character from the original film.

The movie, based on the world created by Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham, will hit theaters in 2017.

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.”

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- Maane Khatchatourian

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'Jurassic World' Screenwriter Derek Connolly To Pen 'Pacific Rim 2'

12 May 2016 2:21 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

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.

Netflix's Daredevil season 1 showrunner Steven DeKnight is set to direct the sequel. Guillermo del Toro will remain onboard as producer alongside Thomas Tull, Mary Parent and Jon Jashni.

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

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Pacific Rim 2 Gets Jurassic World Writer

12 May 2016 2:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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 »

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Finds Writer in ‘Jurassic World’ Scribe Derek Connolly

12 May 2016 11:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Derek Connolly has been tapped to write the next installment in the “Pacific Rim” franchise for Legendary.

“Marvel’s Daredevil” showrunner Steven S. DeKnight will direct. Jon Spaihts penned a previous draft.

Pacific Rim” starred Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Robert Kazinsky. It’s currently unclear whether the actors will reprise their roles in the sequel.

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.

Connolly is currently penning the sequel to “Jurassic World” and is also writing “Star Wars: Episode IX.” He also penned »

- Justin Kroll

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Trailer for the upcoming Live-Action Terraformars prequel

10 April 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

dTv, Japan’s biggest streaming service released a preview for “Terraformars:A New Hope” series, a three-episode prequel of Takashi Miike’s adaptation, that will premiere on April 24, with the actual film scheduled for April 29.

The prequel will center on the research institute responsible for screening candidates for the Mars mission. The candidates will cheat and betray each other in a mental battle to be chosen as part of the crew, and it will reveal why the 15 crew members in the film were the ones chosen.

Hideaki Ito, Emi Takei, Mariko Shinoda, Rina Ota, Rinko Kikuchi, and Masaya Kato are reprising their roles from the film. Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Kōji Matoba, Ken Aoki, Takahiro Kuroishi, Kento Hayashi, Tetsuya Sugaya, Takemi Fujii, and Saki Takaoka are playing other characters who are unique to the prequel.

Takashi Miike supervises the production, with Yoshitaka Yamaguchi directing. Yamaguchi has worked before with Miike as assistant »

- Panos Kotzathanasis

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Star Wars Episode 8: what can we expect from Rian Johnson's film?

6 April 2016 10:22 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Director Rian Johnson continues the Star Wars saga next year. DC takes a look at Johnson's earlier films to see what we can expect...

Like or loathe The Force Awakens, there’s no denying that at its heart, it’s very much a Jj Abrams movie. There are aspects of film and TV production that Abrams is generally acknowledged to excel at; likewise, there are elements for which he has repeatedly faced criticism over the years (insert tired, de rigueur joke about lens flare here. If. You. Must.). He’s great at world building - perhaps the most important element in establishing a new Star Wars trilogy is, y’know, making it feel like Star Wars. Sounds simple enough on paper but in a post-prequel world, we all now recognise that this seemingly simple hurdle is actually anything but. That said, Abrams did do an admirable job »

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Takashi Miike to adapt Kenichi Tachibana and Yu Sasuga’s manga Terraformars

9 March 2016 5:38 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

The original manga series that has sold over 14 million copies and has inspired TV anime, OVAs and manga spinoffs has already finished production and will open in Japan on April 29, during the Golden Week holidays.

Having secured a rather large budget, the film entails an ensemble cast including Hideaki Itō (Princess Blade, Lesson of the Evil) in the lead role of Shōkichi Komachi, Emi Takei (Rurouni Kenshin) as Nanao Akita, Takayuki Yamada, Shun Oguri, Rinko Kikuchi and Eiko Koike.

The pre-production for the film took two years, and filming began in mid-May. Filming then moved in August to Iceland. It was the first time that a Japanese film is shot on location there.

The non-Japanese team members in the original manga have had their names and part of their characters changed. For example, the Thai character Thien is now Jin Mutō, as played by former News band member Tomohisa Yamashita (a. »

- Panos Kotzathanasis

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Fargo: Celebrate the 20th Anniversary with 15 Things You Didn't Know About the Film Turned TV Series

7 March 2016 12:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Snow. Blood. Accents. And a woodchipper. That's Fargo. What with Fargo having re-entered the pop culture zeitgeist in 2014 with the debut of the FX anthology series of the same name, fans of the original movie might be surprised to learn that it's turning 20 years old this week. Fargo - that is, the original 1996 version, starring Frances McDormand and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen - first opened in American theaters on March 8, 1996. Two decades later, this little indie film about polite people involved in some very impolite circumstances is heralded as one the better movies of the 1990s. In honor of its anniversary, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Fargo: Celebrate the 20th Anniversary with 15 Things You Didn't Know About the Film Turned TV Series

7 March 2016 12:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Snow. Blood. Accents. And a woodchipper. That's Fargo. What with Fargo having re-entered the pop culture zeitgeist in 2014 with the debut of the FX anthology series of the same name, fans of the original movie might be surprised to learn that it's turning 20 years old this week. Fargo - that is, the original 1996 version, starring Frances McDormand and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen - first opened in American theaters on March 8, 1996. Two decades later, this little indie film about polite people involved in some very impolite circumstances is heralded as one the better movies of the 1990s. In honor of its anniversary, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Scientists Go to Battle In New Trailer for Takashi Miike’s ‘Terra Formars’

7 March 2016 10:34 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Next in Takashi Miike‘s long line of releases is Terra Formars, a future-set manga adaptation that involves travel to Mars, terraforming (you could’ve guessed that one), corporate greed, and battles with cockroach-like alien creatures — all of which can be gleaned from a subtitle-free trailer released in advance of a Japanese opening this April. While there’s really no telling how the director’s latest outing will come together, we’ve always known this much: cinema is a language, and never more so than when Rinko Kikuchi dons battle armor.

Watch the preview below.

Terra Formars will open in Japan on April 29 and is currently without U.S. distribution.

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- Nick Newman

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