‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Debuts a New Poster

Pacific Rim Uprising Poster

Pacific Rim Uprising, the 2018 sequel to Pacific Rim, is heading to theaters on March 23rd and today Legendary and Universal Pictures unveiled a brand new poster. The sci-fi action film comes from director Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus), taking over for Pacific Rim‘s director Guillermo del Toro who’s been busy with a lot of other projects including the Oscar nominated The Shape of Water.

Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, Steven S. DeKnight, and T.S. Nowlin wrote the script from a story by DeKnight and Nowlin, based on Travis Beacham’s characters.

The cast is led by Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s John Boyega and features Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, and Charlie Day. Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, Cale Boyter, Guillermo del Toro, John Boyega, and Femi Oguns produced, and Eric McLeod executive produced.

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 (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.