Steven S. DeKnight to direct ‘Pacific Rim 2’

Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Legendary Pictures is moving ahead with the sequel to American science fiction monster film “Pacific Rim,” tapping “Spartacus” creator and Marvel’s “Daredevil” showrunner Steven S. DeKnight to direct it.

The film will be DeKnight’s feature directorial debut, reports variety.com.

Guillermo del Toro, who directed the original 2013 film, committed in 2014 to making “Pacific Rim 2” and will return as a producer with Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Mary Parent. Jillian Share will be executive producer.

Jon Spaihts, whose credits include “Prometheus,” is writing the script for “Pacific Rim 2.”

“Pacific Rim” starred Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Robert Kazinsky. It’s never been clear whether the actors would reprise their roles in the sequel.

“Pacific Rim” was set in the 2020s with the Earth using giant “Jaegers” piloted by humans to battle Kaijus, monsters from an interdimensional portal on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Kesha thanks fans for support in legal battle with Dr. Luke

Singer Kesha has broken her silence after a judge denied her request to have her record contract with Dr. Luke and Sony dismissed.

She took to Instagram on Tuesday to thank fans for their outpouring support amid her legal battle with the music producer, reports aceshowbiz.com.

“I am beyond words in gratitude. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. A million times over and forever thank you,” Kesha wrote along with a photograph of her.

“The support I have received has left my face swollen from tears. I love you all so much. A statement too large for this format is coming….”, she added.

Kesha mentioned in a lawsuit which she filed in 2014 that Luke sexually assaulted her.

However, the music producer has repeatedly denied the accusation.

“I didn’t rape Kesha and I have never had sex with her,” he wrote on Twitter on Monday. He additionally pointed out at an article about Kesha’s 2011 testimony in which she denied date rape by the producer.

Now, portions of Kesha’s testimony taken from a deposition in 2011 have leaked online. At the time, a manager sued both Kesha and Luke.

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