Pacific Rim 2 Gets An Official Name As It Goes Into Production I’m incredibly happy Pacific Rim 2 is happening. It looked touch and go there for a little while for the franchise, but with somewhat of a side step, the film will be going forward with John Boyega starring and Steven S. DeKnight. In fact, the film is going into production starting today, as revealed by Boyega himself on Instagram. Along with that, we now have the official name for the movie too: Pacifc Rim Maelstrom. Take a look: First day on Pacific Rim today.