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Movie Review: Pacific Rim Uprising
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Pacific Rim Uprising
Director: Steven S. DeKnight
Screenwriter: Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, Steven S. DeKnight, T.S. Nowlin
Cast: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, and Adria Arjona, with Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 111 Minutes
Release Date: March 23, 2018

The first Pacific Rim was more style over substance. Where the film excelled in its visual spectacle, it clearly lacked in strong character development and an engaging narrative. With so much missing, it’s hard to believe that a sequel could ever be greenlit. And yet, here we are, with Pacific Rim Uprising. An unnecessary sequel, that no one asked for, and yet, it’s still so much fun to watch. My full review below.

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‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Trailer: John Boyega Fights A Different Kind Of War
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Universal has released the first trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising. Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, with a script by Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, and Steven S. DeKnight and T.S. Nowlin, the sequel stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Scott Eastman in new roles. The film also sees the return of Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day, who reprise their respective roles.

Check out the full trailer here below.

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‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Video: John Boyega Wants You To Join The Jaeger Uprising
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For those who still love to participate in viral marketing campaigns, finding the first video for Pacific Rim: Uprising is just for you, and just in time for San Diego Comic-Con.

Set 10 years after the first film, Uprising sees a new breed of Jaeger pilots defending the earth from the threat of the Kaiju. The video acts as a recruitment video, in which John Boyega‘s character tries to get the viewer to join the Jaeger uprising.

Check out the video, plus details on the new Jaegers, below.

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Geek Peek: First Look At John Boyega In ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’
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Pacific Rim

Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega has shared the first image of his character in Pacific Rim 2, which is officially titled Pacific Rim: Uprising. Boyega plays a character named Jake Pentecost, the son of the original movie’s Stacker Pentecost, played by Idris Elba.

The movie is the follow-up to Guillermo del Toro‘s 2013 giant robots vs. giant monsters movie. This time around it’s Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil, Spartacus: Blood and Sand) directing, with del Toro remaining involved as a producer.

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Sequels ‘Godzilla 2’ and ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Get New Titles
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The next Godzilla, which we’ve simply been calling Godzilla 2, and the sequel to Pacific Rim, previously known as Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, have both been given shiny new official titles by Legendary Pictures.

The studio has revealed that the sequel to director Gareth Edwards’ (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) 2014 Godzilla reboot will be called Godzilla: King of Monsters—inspired by Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the title of the 1956 U.S. release of Japan’s original Godzilla—while the sequel to director Guillermo del Toro‘s (Pan’s Labyrinth) own 2013 monster movie Pacific Rim will now be called Pacific Rim: Uprising.

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Starts Filming This November; Jing Tian Joins The Cast
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Though Pacific Rim was a bit underwhelming in the U.S, where it grossed $101 million, but found huge overseas numbers, particularly in China, where it grossed $111 million. Those numbers were just enough to garner a sequel, Pacific Rim 2, that will be directed by Steven DeKnight. Currently, the film stars John Boyega and Scott Eastwood, and it’s still not clear if anyone from the first film will be returning. While Charlie Hunnam has said he will not be reprising his role in the sequel, Guillermo del Toro that most of the original cast would return.

With most the major pieces already in place, it was only a matter of time before Legendary would be announcing a start date for the production. Now the production company can say that Pacific Rim 2 will begin lensing this November, and Chinese actress Jing Tian will be joining the cast. More on the story below.

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Scott Eastwood In Talks To Join ‘Pacific Rim 2’
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Even with all the problems it had, interest in Pacific Rim 2 remains strong. The film recently cast John Boyega as son to Idris Elba’s character, and scheduled a February 2018 release date.

But it appears that he won’t be the only actor to be in the film. According to new reports, Scott Eastwood – Clint Eastwood’s son – may be joining Boyega for the larger-than-life bouts between the Kaiju and the Jaegers. More on the story below.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Star John Boyega Joins ‘Pacific Rim 2’
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At the start of the year, it was reported that Daredevil season one showrunner and Starz’s Spartacus creator Steven S. DeKnight would be directing Pacific Rim 2. The first movie, which was released in 2013, was directed by Guillermo del Toro.

Now comes word that the movie has found its star. It’s been announced that John Boyega, who was most recently seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been locked in for the lead role in the sequel. And who is he playing? The son of Idris Elba‘s fan-favorite character.

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Back On With ‘Daredevil’ Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight Directing
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Pacific Rim 2

Back in September, Universal and Legendary Pictures took Pacific Rim 2 off its release schedule of August 4, 2017 and gave its projected August 4, 2017 opening date to Pitch Perfect 3. Guillermo Del Toro, who directed the original that grossed $411 million worldwide in the summer of 2013, remained optimistic that the project would still be moving forward, submitting a script and budget to the studios a month after the sequel was put on hold.

Deadline is now reporting that the project is no longer on the development back burner, but it now has a different director. Del Toro has been replaced by Steven S. DeKnight.

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Guillermo del Toro Says He’s Turned In ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Script & Budget
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Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro

Despite Universal putting Pacific Rim 2 on an indefinite hold, director Guillermo del Toro was optimistic that the film would go into production once he turned in a script and a budget. Now, the Crimson Peak director has done just that. According to his most recent Twitter update, he has submitted a script and a budget. More on the story here below.

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