The first trailer for the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 sci-fi movie Pacific Rim, is here. And Pacific Rim: Uprising promises epic action alongside its new cast of characters.

Directed by Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, the sequel stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Zhang Jin, Cailee Spaeny, and Jing Tian. Uprising has had a troubled development, with original director Guillermo Del Toro handing over the reins to DeKnight, but deciding to remain on board as producer.

In April, Del Toro spoke about working with DeKnight, explaining that he was a very hands-off producer: “It was such a great choice. I mean, I love [DeKnight], love what he does. I think he’s really brilliant […] He’s making it his own. I’m not breathing over his shoulder saying, ‘What are you doing? What are you doing?’ He’s doing things differently and I like that. When I produce I try to produce the way I would like to be produced. I say to everyone I produce, ‘If you need me I will be there 100% all the time. If you don’t need me, I’m not there. You show me the cut then we’ll start interacting.”

Pacific Rim: Uprising is slated for release on March 23rd 2018 in the US, and May 18th 2018 in the UK.


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