pacific rim: uprising

The war is really just beginning in the first trailer for ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’! In the sequel to ‘Pacific Rim,’ it is now Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) who takes up his father’s, Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), mantle to fight against the coming apocalypse against a much evolved Kaiju force alongside his adoptive sister Mako Mori (played by Rinko Kikuchi who returns to the role).

The original film did poorly in the domestic box office despite the positive reviews, however, its success overseas was enough to convince Universal to greenlight a sequel. While Guillermo del Toro has relinquished the director’s seat for this film, he remains onboard as a producer and has given helming duties to Steven S. DeKnight.  DeKnight is best known for his work on Starz’ ‘Spartacus’ and Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ series so there are no worries about the film in that department.

Check out the trailer below followed by the film’s 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.

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.

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ stars John Boyega, Rinko Kikuchi, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Tian Jing, Charlie Day, Adria Arjona, Burn Gorman and opens in theaters on March 23, 2018.