Hype’s Must Watch: Pacific Rim: Uprising

“Join the Jaegers uprising,” says John Boyega’s character Jake Pentecost (son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost) in the trailer.

Legendary Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for “Pacific Rim: Uprising”, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s machines versus monsters movie. Directed by Steven S. DeKnight (from “Daredevil”), the highly-anticipated film is set 10 years after the events of the first movie.

Source: Metacritic

According to the film’s website, the plot is as follows:

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“It’s been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defence force in human history. The PPDC now calls upon the best and brightest to rise up and become the next generation of heroes. When the Kaiju threat returns, we will be ready.”

Though the trailer doesn’t show much, it’s enough to get fans of the franchise excited. “What is a Jaeger? It’s you, times 1000! Tall as a mountain, with a beating heart that burns as bright as the sun. Enabling us all to become the most heroic versions of ourselves,” says the narrator in the trailer.

Also, check out the blue prints for the Jaegers below:

Besides Boyega, the cast inlcudes Scott Eastwood (of “The Fate of the Furious” fame), Jing Tian (of “The Great Wall” fame), Wesley Wong, Lily Ji, Lan Yingying, Qian Yongchen, Zhang Jin, as well as newcomers Cailee Spaeny and Chen Zitong.

“Pacific Rim: Uprising” is slated for release on 23rd February 2018.

For more info, hit up the film’s website and Facebook page.

Sources: The Verge, Movie Web.