The latest draft of the screenplay was penned by Jon Spahts (Prometheus), and while Del Toro’s commitments to Fantastic Voyage and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark have stopped him from directing, the filmmaker will remain involved to at least some extent as a producer.
DeKnight served as showrunner on the first season of Daredevil and helmed the finale. While he doesn’t have feature credits as director, he has plenty of small screen experience with shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, and Smallville (an interesting mix).
Pacific Rim divided critics and was a box office disappointment in North America. However, it did well in China and ended up grossing over $400 million worldwide. With a smaller budget, a sequel stands the chance of being a much bigger hit, but before you go getting to excited, it still does’t have a release date! However, one might just following in the coming weeks.