Cailee Spaeny Scores “Pacific Rim: Maelstrom” Lead

Actress and pop singer Cailee Spaeny has scored the female lead opposite John Boyega in the sci-fi sequel “Pacific Rim: Maelstrom” at Legendary and Universal Pictures.

“Pacific Rim” was set in the near future with Earth at war with the Kaiju, monsters that emerged from an interdimensional portal at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Boyega will play the son of Idris Elba’s character from the first film.

Steven S. DeKnight is directing the follow-up, taking over from Guillermo del Toro who will produce. Scott Eastwood also stars in the film which Thomas Tull, Mary Parent and Jon Jashni will also produce.

Character details are unknown regarding who Spaeny would be playing. Shooting kicks off this November in Australia and China ahead of a February 23rd 2018 release.

Source: Variety