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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 Awakens‘ John 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.
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
With Pacific Rim 2 finally getting a new release date, there are now rumblings about the first new cast-member to potentially join John Boyega in the upcoming sequel. Deadline is hearing that Legendary Pictures is looking at Scott Eastwood to take on a "key role" in Pacific Rim 2. Discussions with Eastwood are still in the very early stages, but if this deal closes, it would be yet... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Originally set for release on April 7th, 2017, Pacific Rim 2 was removed from Universal’s release schedule and seemingly delayed indefinitely. Of course, the addition of Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ John Boyega changed things, and they’ve now dated it for February 23rd, 2018. That means it will open a week after Black Panther, a […]
- Josh Wilding
Plus: Sing Street re-released in Us; Interview with God wraps; and more…
The Us Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced more key dates in the run-up to the 2016 Academy Awards, and some tweaks to Oscar rules.
The Academy’s Governors Awards will take place on 12 November, 2016. Voting on Oscar nominations will start on 5 January, 2017 and end on 13 January. The Oscar nominations announcement will be made on 24 January and the Scientific and Technical Awards announcement on 11 February.
Final Oscar voting begins on 13 February and ends on 21 February.
Among the rule changes is one stipulating that for feature-length films getting their qualifying seven-day Los Angeles runs screenings must occur at least three times daily, with at least one screening beginning between 6pm and 10pm each day.
• The Weinstein Company (TWC) is re-releasing writer-director John Carney’s Irish musical dramedy Sing Street (pictured) in Us cinemas this Friday (July 1). The film’s initial Us release through TWC on »
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. »
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, »
Despite Pacific Rim being an extremely fun ride, I wasn't really expecting a sequel considering its lackluster box-office performance in North America. However, once again proving that the international markets are more influential than ever, a sequel was put into development based on Pacific Rim's strength overseas. The sequel still experienced its share of setbacks, at one point it... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Scott Eastwood is in early discussions with Legendary Pictures to appear in a key role in “Pacific Rim 2,” due in theaters Feb. 23, 2018. Earlier this month, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actor John Boyega was cast in a leading role in the futuristic action sequel. He’ll play the son of Idris Elba‘s character from 2013’s “Pacific Rim,” Stacker Pentecost, who led the charge against massive, invading kaiju monsters. Eastwood is currently filming the next “Fast & Furious” movie and is set to appear in Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Suicide Squad” and the biopic thriller “Snowden,” among other projects. Also Read: 'Pacific Rim. »
- Meriah Doty
Exclusive: After staking out a February 23, 2018 release date earlier today, Legendary Pictures is targeting Scott Eastwood for a key role alongside John Boyega in the second installment of its Pacific Rim franchise. Deadline revealed June 6 that Legendary was building the Steven S. DeKnight-directed sequel around the Star Wars: The Force Awakens star, and the company is now casting up in earnest and I think Eastwood will be the next to join the fold if his deal makes… »
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, »
- 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, »
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
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
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.
Finally, Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to the documentary "Contemporary Color" with a 2017 release planned. »
- Garth Franklin
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
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
Mark your calendars: John Boyega will be re-cancelling the apocalypse in 2018. Universal Pictures and Legendary have just officially set a release date for Pacific Rim 2, which seemed like a pipe dream three years ago when the original Pacific Rim failed to make much of an impression at the box office. Fortunately, our fellow sci-fi fans across the […]
The post ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Set for 2018 appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
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
With Star Wars hero John Boyega now aboard to star, Universal Pictures has roped off a release date for Pacific Rim 2. Legendary’s action sequel from director Steven S. DeKnight will engage audiences and kaijus on February 23, 2018. The film has that post-Presidents Day frame to itself for the time being; it’s nestled between the openings of two Marvel movies: Black Panther on February 16 and an untitled Fox/Marvel pic on March 2. Production begins in the fourth quarter… »
The greenlight took a moment to get turned on, but Legendary and Universal Pictures are getting “Pacific Rim 2” going, but you’re gonna have to wait a couple of years to see it. The studio has set the film for a February 23, 2018 release date. There’s nothing else booked on that weekend just yet, […]
The post ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Sets 2018 Release Date appeared first on The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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