Hot on the heels of the first posters and a handful of promotional images, we can now feast on the first actual footage from ‘Pacific Rim Uprising‘, the sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s 2013 original. check it out:
Although not the mega hit that many believed it would be, ‘Pacific Rim‘ still made a sizeable chunk of change at the box office, particularly internationally, and went over well with critics. The ending was relatively open-ended as well, meaning a sequel was always on the cards. This time around John Boyega stars as Jake, the son of Idris Elba’s character (the amazingly named Stacker Pentecost) from the original, who leads a new generation of Jaegers and their pilots against a renewed Kaiju threat. Other newcomers include Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing and Adria Arjona, while Charlie Day, Burn Gorman and Rinko Kikuchi return from the original. Although plot details are light, there are some nice images on display, while the new Jaegers are suitably impressive.
Directed by Steven S. DeKnight this time around, as presumably De Toro couldn’t fit in amongst the 1 million projects he usually has on the go (although he is producing), we’ll find out if it’s any good on the 23rd March next year.
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.
Here are some posters