TRAILER: John Boyega Leads The Robots Versus Monsters in 'Pacific Rim Uprising'
Check out the new Pacific Rim: Uprising trailer starring Scott Eastwood, John Boyega, and Tian Jing!
The Pacific Rim sequel is an actual reality and the first trailer has arrived via the New York Comic Con and it features as much if not more crazy robot versus Kaiju action.
Just when we thought the apocalypse was canceled, monsters return to threaten mankind and only a new set of Jaegers and pilots lead by John Boyega's Jake Pentecost, son of the dearly departed Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) from the original film, can hope to save the world.
Equipped with new weapons these Jaegars - Gipsy Danger (is back), Bracer Phoenix, Saber Athena, Titan Redeemer, Guardian Bravo, Scrapper - are as formidable as ever as the trailer clearly shows. Taking over for Guillermo Del Toro this time is director Steven S. DeKnight who provides just as bonkers fight scenes but a much lighter aesthetic. Returning from the original is Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) who mentors her brother Jake. Also returning are Charlie Day and Burn Gorman as the squabbling Kaiju scientists.
New cast members include Scott Eastwood as co-pilot and co-star(?), Cailee Spaeny, Adria Arjona and Jing Tian.
Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters on March 23, 2018.
Here’s the official synopsis for Pacific Rim Uprising:
The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.
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.