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Pacific Rim 2 confirmed for 2018 release

5 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




The Pacific Rim sequel is confirmed for a February 2018 release...

Universal and Legendary Pictures have put out a formal announcement confirming that Pacific Rim 2 is definitely pressing ahead, and also revealing when to expect it.

The official press statement also confirms that John Boyega is leading the cast of the new film. And the movie has a release date of February 23rd 2018.

In the Us, that means it’s opening a week after Black Panther, and a week before Jason Statham does battle with a giant shark in Meg. It may yet be that release dates will shuffle around here.

In the meantime, though, here’s that announcement in full…

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) leads the cast of Pacific Rim 2, the follow-up to 2013’s cinematic battle for global domination that took audiences to future Earth’s land, skies and seas and introduced an entirely new kind of warfare. »

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Suicide Squad’s Scott Eastwood Eyed For Key Role In Pacific Rim 2

8 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Pacific Rim sequel now has a release date of February 23rd, 2018, and the cast is beginning to come together. Star Wars: The Force AwakensJohn Boyega has already boarded the movie in a lead role (as the son of the character played by Idris Elba in the first instalment), and now it looks like Scott Eastwood will be joining him.

The son of legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood, Scott has been making quite a name for himself in recent years, and has huge movies like Suicide Squad and Fast 8 on the way.

There’s no word on who Eastwood will play as of right now, but Deadline mentions that he will have a “key” role. More details will no doubt be revealed soon enough, especially as production begins at the end of the year. Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) is taking over directing duties from Guillermo del Toro from »

- Josh Wilding

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Scott Eastwood Eyes Pacific Rim 2

9 hours ago | 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. »

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Pacific Rim Sequel Gets A Release Date; Suicide Squad & Fast 8's Scott Eastwood Eyed For A Key Role

9 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Earlier this month, we learned that Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega would star and co-produce Legendary Pictures' upcoming sequel to their 2013 surprise hit Pacific Rim and today, we've received word that they're close to adding another key piece to the cast.  Deadline is reporting that Scott Eastwood has entered early negotiations to join the cast. Details on his part were unavailable, but the trade adds that the role in question is considered to be major, likely the co-lead alongside Boyega, whose character is the son of the character played by Idris Elba (Star Trek Beyond) in the original Guillermo del Toro-directed film. Eastwood is an up-and-comer, and already has quite a few high-profile films lined up for next two years, including Oliver Stone's Snowden, David Ayer's Suicide Squad, F. Gary Gray's Fast 8, and Ben Affleck's Live By Night. Additionally, earlier today, »

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Pacific Rim 2 gets a release date!

11 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

It was one of the most awesome robot vs alien films we had ever seen! And now, not only is it getting a sequel, but now we have a 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.

The first film was directed by Guillermo del Toro, »

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

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Pacific Rim 2 Gets Early 2018 Release Date

11 hours ago | 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, »

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'Pacific Rim 2' has a release date, and you can thank China for that

11 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

While the first Pacific Rim underperformed at the North American box office, the Guillermo Del Toro-directed kaiju film did great business overseas, finishing with a global total of $411 million on a $190 million budget. Nearly 30 percent of that amount came from China alone, where it grossed $114 million -- $13 million more than it netted in the North American market. So, in summary: if you liked the first Pacific Rim, you have China to thank for Pacific Rim 2, which now has a release date of February 23, 2018. Star Wars: The Force Awakens breakout John Boyega will be playing the son of Idris Elba’s character in the sequel, while Steven S. DeKnight is slated to handle directing duties this time around (Del Toro is on board as a producer). While February isn’t traditionally viewed as blockbuster-friendly territory, Pacific Rim 2 is set to debut in a heated marketplace, with Marvel’s Black Panther »

- Chris Eggertsen

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'Pacific Rim' Sequel Gets 2018 Release Date

12 hours ago | 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," "Gifted," "Underworld 5" Dates

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

Legendary and Universal Pictures has put the "Pacific Rim" sequel back on the release calendar, setting a February 23rd 2018 release. Steven S. DeKnight takes the helm of the film which stars John Boyega as the son of the character played by Idris Elba in the first. Guillermo del Toro is set to produce.

Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced an April 12th 2017 release date for the Marc Webb-directed drama "Gifted". Chris Evans stars as a single man raising a child prodigy (Mckenna Grace) in Florida. Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer co-star in the feature.

Screen Gems has pushed "Underworld: Blood Wars" from October to a January 6th 2017 release. Kate Beckinsale and Theo James star in this fifth film in the series which comes four years after the last.

Finally, Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to the documentary "Contemporary Color" with a 2017 release planned. »

- Garth Franklin

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New Release Date for Pacific Rim 2

13 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans can once again mark their calendars and place their bets for the next battle between the Kaiju and Jaegers, because Universal Pictures has penciled in Pacific Rim 2 for a 2018 release.

Deadline reports that Pacific Rim 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on February 23rd, 2018. The film had previously been slated to come out in April 2017 and eventually in August of 2017 before being temporarily pulled off of the release calendar.

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Attack the Block) recently signed on to the sequel to play the son of Stacker Pentecost, the character portrayed by Idris Elba in the original film. In addition to playing the lead role, Boyega's UpperRoom Productions will co-produce the sequel with Legendary.

Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Netflix’s Daredevil) will helm the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film. Derek Connolly (Jurassic World) was recently brought on to work on the screenplay for Pacific Rim »

- Derek Anderson

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Pacific Rim 2 Lands February 2018 Release Date

13 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fire up the Jaegers – the Kaiju are returning to theaters. Legendary and Universal Pictures have stomped out a date for the highly-anticipated monster sequel Pacific Rim 2, with the movie now set to arrive on February 23, 2018.

Production is scheduled to get underway in the latter half of the year, with a scant few details on the plot available for consumption. The first movie starred Charlie Hunnam as a roguish Jaeger operator, alongside Idris Elba as the man tasked with giving inspirational speeches and generally overseeing those towering ‘bots as they fought to save mankind. From massive monsters.

From the casting announcements so far, neither actor is scheduled to return. But a thread to Elba’s character remains, as The Force Awakens‘ John Boyega recently signed on to lead the franchise into the future as Stacker Pentecost’s son.

A follow-up to the 2013 original wasn’t always on the cards after it »

- Gem Seddon

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'Pacific Rim 2' Gets New Release Date

13 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Pacific Rim 2 has a new release date. After putting the sequel to the Guillermo del Toro sci-fi action movie on hold, Legendary and Universal have put the sequel back on the calendar, penciling it in for Feb. 23, 2018. Steven S. DeKnight, the showrunner behind Spartacus and Daredevil season one, will take over the directing reins from del Toro.

 Star WarsJohn Boyega is the first actor to board the movie; he will play the son of the character played by Idris Elba in the first movie. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Mary Parent are producing with del Toro. Boyega

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Starring John Boyega Gets Release Date

13 hours ago | 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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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Release Date Set for 2018

13 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Legendary and Universal’s long-delayed sequel to the sci-fi action movie “Pacific Rim” has finally landed a release date. The studios announced Tuesday that director Steven S. DeKnight‘s sequel will hit theaters on Feb. 23, 2018. The follow-up to Guillermo del Toro‘s 2013 sci-fi film had previously been set for April 7, 2017, and then moved to Aug. 4, 2017. Last September, the studio pulled the film from its slate altogether, postponing it indefinitely amid reports that the project was being significantly retooled. Also Read: 'Star Wars' Star John Boyega Boards 'Pacific Rim' Sequel as Lead John Boyega (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) takes. »

- Thom Geier

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Guillermo Del Toro: At Home With Monsters Art Book Preview Pages & Release Details

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Late this summer, a doorway to Guillermo del Toro's imagination will be opened when a new exhibit, "At Home with Monsters", debuts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma). To celebrate the new showcase of what inspires the filmmaker, Insight Editions will release Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters: Inside His Films, Notebooks, and Collections, a new art book featuring photos of the exhibit, pages from del Toro's journals, and insightful interviews from art experts.

Ahead of its release on August 30th (the same day del Toro's exhibit opens at the Lacma), the Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters art book is teased in preview pages below, and we also have the press release with full details on the hardcover:

Press Release: In 2016, a new exhibit on the work of visionary director Guillermo del Toro will open at the Los Angeles County Museum »

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‘Trolls’ Trailer: DreamsWorks Animation Unleashes A Family-Friendly Acid Trip

29 June 2016 7:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The recent woes of DreamWorks Animation have been well documented over the past couple of years. Poor box office returns for originals like “Turbo” and “Mr. Peabody and Sherman,” as well as underperforming “How To Train Your Dragon” and “Kung Fu Panda” sequels, have resulted in a studio in crisis (confirmed further by its recent Comcast acquisition), but if anything can turn its fortunes around, it’s got to be an eye-popping musical extravaganza.

Read More: DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Trolls’ May Be Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Last Cannes

That’s where “Trolls” fits in, the new animated film from co-directors Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn based on those wildly popular toys by Thomas Dam. Headed up by the voice talents of Justin TimberlakeAnna Kendrick, Russell Brand, James Corden and more, the film follows two trolls — the always-energetic Poppy and the more pessimistic Branch — as they team up on a quest »

- Zack Sharf

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Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

28 June 2016 8:19 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Release the Kraken! They're only now releasing this Blu-ray in the U.S.. The patron saint of every special effect fan gets the royal treatment in this career overview capped with industry testimonials and rare film items from a cache of 35mm outtakes found packed away in Rh's storeroom. Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Region B Blu-ray Arrow Video Us 2011 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 97 min. / Street Date June 28, 2016 / 19.95 Starring Ray Harryhausen, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Phil Tippet, Randy Cook, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, Tony Dalton, Dennis Muren, John Landis, Ray Bradbury, Ken Ralston, Martine Beswick, Vanessa Harryhausen, Caroline Munro, Guillermo del Toro, Joe Dante, John Lasseter, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Henry Selick. Original Music Alexandre Poncet Produced by Tony Dalton, Alexandre Poncet Written and Directed by Gilles Penso

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

The time has long passed that Ray Harryhausen was merely a cult figure. By the release of Golden Voyage »

- Glenn Erickson

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Pan’s Labyrinth Criterion Collection Release Announced

28 June 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Another film of Guillermo del Toro‘s is making its way to the Criterion Collection. Following in the footsteps of del Toro’s feature debut, Cronos, and the film closest to the director’s heart, The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth will be made available on Criterion later this year. The release is timed to the fairy tale’s 10th anniversary. Below, learn more […]

The post Pan’s Labyrinth Criterion Collection Release Announced appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Criterion Collection Artwork Revealed As Guillermo del Toro Debuts Evocative Cover

28 June 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” first premiered in 2006 to widespread critical acclaim and commercial success. Set in Spain five years after the Spanish Civil War, the film follows a young girl (Ivana Baquero) who escapes from her sadistic, fascist stepfather (Sergi López) into a fantasy world where she comes to believe that she’s the reincarnation of an underworld princess. The film had its world premiere at Cannes where it received a 22-minute standing ovation. It later went on to win three Oscars, including Best Cinematography. Now according to del Toro himself, the film will receive a Criterion release this fall, and he’s already shared the cover art, designed by Becky Cloonan, on Twitter. Check out the tweet in question below.

Read More: The Films of Guillermo Del Toro, Ranked Worst to Best

The Criterion Collection has committed to gathering and publishing the greatest classic and contemporary »

- Vikram Murthi

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Mexico’s Morelia Fest to Host Berlinale Spotlight

28 June 2016 9:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mexico’s 14th Morelia Film Festival will host a Berlinale Spotlight as part of the  2016-17 Germany-Mexico Dual Year, a bilateral initiative promoting exchange in the arts and creative industries as well as trade, tourism, education, science and innovation.

The program comprises 10 films from February’s Berlinale, the retrospective “Germany 1966 – Redefining Cinema,” and a focus on German classic films. In addition, there will be presentations of Berlinale initiatives such as World Cinema Fund and Berlinale Talents.

Jointly curated by the Morelia and the Berlin Festivals, the event is backed by the Goethe-Institut.

“This initiative not only provides our audiences with the chance to see new and exciting international works, but also strengthen the relationship between our festivals, our countries and our cinematographies,” said Morelia fest director Daniela Michel.

Launched with the backing of Mexican exhibition chain Cinepolis, Morelia has built fast as a showcase for its new wave of directors »

- Emiliano De Pablos

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