If you were a child of the ‘80s, when Pacific Rim first came out, you may have been flooded with memories of animated gigantic robots storming the planet causing havoc and mayhem.  I was instantly reminded of Robotech, but that show is probably more akin to Transformers than shows like the anime mech franchise, Gundam.  Of course, both Neon Genesis Evangelion — and even The Big O (although a ‘90s and ’00s show) — may have something to say about the top spot in this genre, none have yet to be made into a modern live action adaptation.

If you are a fan of this type of thing, then we mainly have the cult hit Pacific Rim to dwell on when reminiscing about anime involving towering robots of mass destruction.

Luckily, Pacific Rim has a sequel coming out in 2018, and the old title Maelstrom has, according to a press release from Legendary (via /Film),  been changed to Pacific Rim: Uprising.

If that wasn’t enough, Godzilla 2 has received a much needed title upgrade in the form of Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

In addition, Legendary has added three veteran production assistants to its film operations: Herbert W. Gains, Valerie Flueger Veras, and Sara Flamm.

Gains comes with high regards, and has added his talents as both a production manager and an assistant director on a few top notch movies like The Brave One, Orange County, and Watchmen.

Gains had this to say:

“I’m extremely gratified to be entrusted with this unique opportunity. Legendary’s evolution over the past decade has been nothing short of remarkable. I am proud to take a key role in the company’s continued growth in feature film production and excited by the potential of its established franchises and the diverse slate of films currently in development.”

In gratitude, Mary Parent, Legendary’s Vice Chairman of Worldwide Production, has some glowing comments about Gains as well.

“Herb comes to us with a tremendous body of experience working alongside some of the most prolific filmmakers in our industry. His strong business acumen and commitment to supporting the vision of storytellers with preeminent production resources makes him an excellent complement to our team here at Legendary.”

Sounds like everyone is enthusiastic about the film, we can only hope this will translate to the big screen.  Are you guys ready for Pacific Rim: Uprising? Spill it folks.

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SOURCE: Legendary (via /Film)

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