Bashing into theaters March 23, Pacific Rim Uprising is being produced by newest Oscar heavyweight, Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), who is easily one of my favorite directors and storytellers. But he won’t be directing the sequel to Pacific Rim, a film set in the future when mankind has fallen into a desperate struggle for survival against wave after wave of extra-dimensional gargantuans reminiscent of Godzilla.
Uprising will be directed by Steven S. DeKnight who has only been in the director’s seat for TV projects, but based on the trailers, including the latest trailer below, he looks more than capable of pulling off a big ticket movie like this. Sadly the cast from the original won’t be back either, but the story is focused on Marshall Pentecost’s (Idris Elba) son, played by the very popular John Boyega and how he deals with his father’s choices and the reality on the ground, as the Earth must keep fighting just for the right to survive!
Joining the cast are Scott Eastwood and Tian Jing who audiences will recognize from her work on The Great Wall (the film, not the actual wall, smart ass!)