Legendary Pictures has hired “Jurassic World” co-writer Derek Connolly to work on the sequel to 2013’s giant-monster film “Pacific Rim.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s unknown whether he’ll start from scratch or build on previous drafts written by the likes of Guillermo del Toro, Zak Penn and Jon Spaihts. Steven S. DeKnight (“Daredevil,” “Spartacus”) is on board to direct, with del Toro remaining as a producer.
Although details of the sequel remain under wraps, the website notes that at one point the story was intended to pick up many years after the original, at a time when the enormous monster-fighting mecha called Jaegers are commonplace.
Connolly’s first screen credit was 2012’s “Safety Not Guaranteed,” with Colin Trevorrow, with whom he reteamed for “Jurassic World.” Since then he’s also worked on “Kong: Skull Island” and “Intelligent Life.”
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