Pacific Rim 2 Shelved, Report Claims

Another Del Toro project we'll never see.

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The Pacific Rim 2 project has now cancelled by its studio, a new report claims. Guillermo Del Toro's sequel to his 2013 big budget monster movie was previously removed from release schedules, but the director had continued to stress that it was still in development. However, a new story has revealed that this is no longer the case.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources have stated that the movie is "is off the table indefinitely." The original release date set by distributors Universal was August 4, 2017, but in September it was officially removed from its schedule.

At the time, the studio stated that "the decision was made to delay the production and release of Pacific Rim so that the creative team can continue in its efforts to exceed the amazing experience of the first film."

It is also claimed that Del Toro is now in talks to direct a remake of the 1966 sci-fi adventure Fantastic Voyage. The project is being developed by James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment. Del Toro and Cameron were previously involved with an adaptation of HP Lovecraft's horror classic At the Mountains of Madness, but this was similarly shelved due to budgetary concerns.

Earlier this week, it was announced that Del Toro would be producing a new animated series for Netflix called Trollhunters, as part of a deal between the streaming giant and DreamWorks Animation.

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