It’s looking like Pacific Rim 2 is moving closer and closer to becoming a reality! The film, which was at one point taken off the table completely, has enlisted Jurassic World‘s Derek Connolly to work on the script, according to THR. The site states that it’s unclear if Connolly is working on a total rewrite or if he’s simply expanding on ideas within the script.
The film will see Guillermo del Toro, who directed the first film, return to act as producer. “Daredevil” season 1 showrunner Steven DeKnight has been tapped to direct the film, which will be produced by Thomas Tull, Mary Parent and Jon Jashni in addition to del Toro.
Connolly is currently working on a script for Jurassic World 2 and wrote the script for the upcoming adventure thriller Kong: Skull Island.
In the original film, “As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.“