‘The only thing standing in front of the apocalypse.. is us.’
John Boyega’s (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) Jake Pentecoast looking to deliver the grand speeches as well as his on-screen dad Idris Elba, as Legendary debut the thrilling first trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising, teasing epic action that will pit Jaegers against their own creations along with the lingering Kaiju threat.
Guillermo Del Toro who helmed the first installment and will be gracing the London Film Festival for his new film ‘The Shape Of Water’, has handed the directorial reins here to Steven S. Deknight, who has been involved in small-screen efforts Smallville and Daredevil.
The sequel is set to be released in the UK on 18th May 2018.
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.