Pacific Rim 2, the sequel to the giant robot’s vs giant’s monsters movie that has been dead and alive more times than Godzilla himself . The film released its original title of Pacific Rim: Maelstrom title in favor of Pacific Rim Uprising.
Director of the Film
Steven S. DeKnight, who helped make Daredevil season one so special is directing this movie. This is quite a project for someone to make their big screen directorial debut with, especially when following in the footsteps of someone like Guillermo del Toro. Mr. del Toro will produce alongside Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, Femi Oguns, and John Boyega.
Derrick Connolly (Jurassic World) wrote the screenplay, and there was an earlier draft by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange).
The globe-spanning conflict between unearthly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prolog to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.
Cast for the film
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 overpowering 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 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.”
Release Date For the movie
Pacific Rim Uprising will open on March 23, 2018. Universal is planning a 3D release. The better to spotlight kaiju with.
Cast for the Film
Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ John Boyega will play the son of Stacker Pentecost, Idris Elba’s character from the first film. Relative newcomer Cailee Spaeny is the female lead in Pacific Rim: Uprising, according to Variety. Other details about her character are being kept under lock and key for the moment. Jing Tian (New Police Story, as well as the upcoming Kong: Skull Island) has an undisclosed role (via Deadline). She joins John Boyega, Cailee Spaeny, and Scott Eastwood. Variety reports that Levi Meaden (Aftermath) has another undisclosed role.
Adria Arjona (who we’ll soon meet as Dorothy Gale on NBC’s Emerald City) has joined the cast. No details about her character are available. Nick Tarabay (Spartacus) is also in the cast, along with Rahart Adams (via Deadline). Shyrley Rodriguez has joined the cast (via Deadline) as has Zhiang Jin (via Variety).