As we gear up for the god-sized battle that will inevitably be Pacific Rim Uprising, the IMAX trailer has just been released, and it’s absolutely brimming with HUGE-scale brawling.
In Steven S. DeKnight’s sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 original, John Boyega stars as Jake (son of Stacker) Pentecost, with Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad), Tian Jing (Kong: Skull Island), Adria Arjona (The Belko Experiment) and newcomer Cailee Spaeny. Reprising their roles from the original are Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman and Charlie Day.
Here’s the official word:
“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 (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 (Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (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 smashes its way into cinemas on March 23rd.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)