The Two Gay Geeks have come across this trailer and press kit materials for Pacific Rim Uprising. It looks like the Kaiju fighting Jaegers are back with a new crop of pilots. While the first film didn’t do as well as expected at the box office, it has a very strong following, probably due to the involvement of Guillermo del Toro, who is not directing this time around but is producing the film.
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 is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus) and also stars Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day. #JoinTheUprising #PacificRimUprising www.pacificrimmovie.com
Cast: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny,
Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and
Directed by: Steven S. DeKnight
Screenplay by: Emily Carmichael & Kira Snyder and
Steven S. DeKnight and T.S. Nowlin
Story by: Steven S. DeKnight and T.S. Nowlin
Based on the Characters
Created by: Travis Beacham
Produced by: Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni,
Cale Boyter, Guillermo del Toro, John Boyega,
Executive Producer: Eric McLeod
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