Universal Pictures has released a new two-minute trailer for the sci-fi action film, Pacific Rim Uprising, starring Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s John Boyega. Pacific Rim Uprising‘s the sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim which was directed by Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth) and starred Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba.
Pacific Rim opened in theaters on July 12, 2013 and scored a $37 million domestic opening weekend. It went on to gross $411 million worldwide before exiting theaters. Pacific Rim Uprising is set to begin its theatrical run on March 23, 2018.
In addition to John Boyega, the cast includes Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day. Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus) directed and co-wrote the script with Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, and T.S. Nowlin. Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, Cale Boyter, Guillermo del Toro, John Boyega, and Femi Oguns produced, with Eric McLeod executive producing.
The Plot: 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 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 (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.