Giant robot films have fairly commonplace in American cinema, with the Transformers franchise having a firm hold on the genre. In 2013, Guillermo del Toro decided to tackle the subject, providing us with Pacific Rim, one of the most entertaining and underrated robot films. Now, much to many people’s surprise, Pacific Rim: Uprising is in the works to be released next year, and the first trailer is already providing us with the intense action we expect from the previous film:
Pacific Rim: Uprising picks up some time after the first film, with many in the world believing the kaiju threat had been eliminated. To many’s surprise, however, the monsters come back in full force, thoroughly ravaging many cities of the world. It is now up to the new generation of Jaeger pilots to stop the terrifying threat from destroying the world once more.
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Detroit) leads a fantastic cast that includes Scott Eastwood (Gran Torino, Fury), Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Horrible Bosses), Tian Jing (Kong: Skull Island, The Great Wall), Adria Arjona (Emerald City, True Detective), Rinko Kikuchi (The Brothers Bloom, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter) and Burn Gorman (Crimson Peak, The Dark Knight Rises). The film is directed and written by Steven S. DeKnight. It will reach theaters on March 23rd, 2018.