Pacific Rim: Uprising — New IMAX Trailer


added: Thu, Feb 15th '18

Would you like to have some giant robot carnage to be injected into your life right now? Well, look no further than this new pulse-pounding IMAX trailer for the upcoming sci-fi action sequel "Pacific Rim: Uprising."

The film, a follow-up to 2013's Guillermo del Toro-directed kaiju action spectacle which was set in an apocalyptic world where human-piloted giant robots try to save humanity from gargantuan sea creatures, seems to follow the general rule of sequels these days -- do everything that happened in the original again, but just make it twice as big and twice as exhilarating.

John Boyega (Detroit, Star Wars) is taking the lead on this one. He plays Jake Pentecost, the estranged son of Commander Stacker Pentecost, Idris Elba's character from the original movie who sacrificed himself to save the world. Jake is an ex-Jaeger pilot who was living like a worthless wino for the past several years, but has returned to the Jaeger program for a shot at redemption, especially since the kaiju monsters have come back in a very big, big way.

As the war rages around him, Jake finds himself leading a new and younger generation of Jaeger fighters, all of whom have pledged their lives to defending the planet against the kaiju army, which have evolved into more powerful and smarter opponents.

Scott Eastwood (The Fate of the Furious) co-stars as Jake's Jaeger partner while newcomer Cailee Spaeny plays one of the youngest and brightest pilots in the Jaeger program. Charlie Day and Burn Gorman return as Dr. Newton Geiszler and Dr. Hermann Gottlieb, while Rinko Kikuchi is also back as Jake's adoptive sister, Mako Mori, a Jaeger hero who now runs the Jaeger army.

Co-written and directed by Steven S. DeKnight, the former showrunner of Marvel's "Daredevil" and Starz's "Spartacus" (this is his feature directorial debut), "Pacific Rim: Uprising" is hitting theaters March 23rd.

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.


directed by   Steven S. DeKnight

starring   John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Cailee Spaeny, Adria Arjona, Jing Tian

release date   March 23, 2018

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