Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures have released both a new full-length story synopsis and some photos of tie-in toy merchandise for the upcoming “Pacific Rim Uprising”.
The details come ahead of the film’s first trailer which will have its debut during the movie’s New York Comic Con presentation on Friday.
John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day co-star in the film about the globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them.
In the new film, Boyega plays the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous kaiju. Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld.
But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) – who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war.
As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction. Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left.
Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.
Steven S. DeKnight helms “Pacific Rim Uprising” which opens in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on March 23rd 2018. Check out photos of Diamond Select Toys’ seven-inch action action-figure versions of mechs featured in the film below.