Jurassic World Co-Writer Derek Connolly Works on Pacific Rim 2
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Entertainment news source The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Thursday that Derek Connolly has joined the production team for Pacific Rim 2, the planned sequel to Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham's 2013 science-fiction robot film. It is currently unclear if Connolly is writing another draft of the script or developing story ideas. Connolly previously wrote Safety Not Guaranteed, and co-wrote Jurassic World. He is currently also working on the sequel to Jurassic World, as well as Warner Bros.' Kong: Skull Island film.
Steven S. DeKnight, showrunner and director on Netflix's Daredevil series, will direct the film. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, and del Toro are credited as producers, and Jillian share is credited as executive producer for the film. Jon Spaihts wrote the current script attached to the film. Universal Pictures will release the film in 3D worldwide.
Creator del Toro previously posted on his Twitter account in January that production on the sequel to his Pacific Rim film is "still going," and that he will "remain w [sic] it in one way or another!" He had submitted the script and budget for the film last November.
Universal removed the film from its release schedule, but insisted with Legendary Entertainment last September that they remain committed to making the film. The sequel had been slated for August 2017, after previously being planned for April 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter (Borys Kit)