By Creative Media Times
The first look at “Pacific Rim Uprising” has no shortage of giant robots and monsters in action and it looks spectacular. Unveiled on Friday at New York Comic-Con, the return of monstrous Kaijus guarantees epic battles bigger than the first film.
The trailer introduces us to John Boyega’s Jake Pentecost, the son of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) who sacrificed himself in the original 2013 Guillermo del Toro film. There is also franchise newcomer Scott Eastwood as Jaeger pilot Lambert, Pacific Rim alums Charlie Day, Burn Gorman and a glimpse of Rinko Kikuchi’s Mako Mori.
Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, the trailer certainly have that same spectacle seen on his TV work on Starz series Spartacus, fully aware of robot vs. monster appeal but a tad less serious than the original. Director Guillermo del Toro is credited for the story.
Pacific Rim: Uprising is scheduled to stomp into theaters on March 23, 2018.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
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.
To read full synopsis, visit Pacific Rim Uprising’s website