The sequel to Guillermo del Toro's 2013 sci-fi flick is drifting toward theaters in March 2018.
Legendary and Universal have revealed the first official trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising. The film comes from director Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix's Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus) and is set to premiere on March 23.
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous "Kaiju." Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction. Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious' Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.
Check out the full trailer below!
Pacific Rim: Uprising also stars Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, and Charlie Day. The movie comes from a script written by Steven S. DeKnight, T.S. Nowlin, Kira Snyder, and Emily Carmichael, with a story by Steven S. DeKnight and T.S. Nowlin. Guillermo del Toro, the director of the original film, also serves as a producer on the sequel.
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