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First Trailer Released For PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING

First look at the sequel to Guillermo del Toro's mechs and monster mashup.

Pacific Rim failed to draw in the crowds in the west, but Guillermo del Toro's movie was so popular with Chinese audiences that a sequel was surprisingly greenlit. Steven S DeKnight takes over directing duties, and the global cast features Scott Eastwood, Rinko Kikuchi, Tian Jing and Jon Boyega.

Pacific Rim: Uprising is in UK/ROI cinemas March 23rd 2018.

The official synopsis reads:

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.