Pacific Rim Uprising Film's Japanese Video Previews Kaiju

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Sequel film opens on March 23

Japanese entertainment news website Cinema Today began streaming a promotional video for the Pacific Rim Uprising sequel film on Monday. The video previews a new Kaiju attack.

A video for the film debuted at the ”Daizekkyō Ōen Jōei-kai with Mizuki Ichiro" (Big Shout Cheering Screening Event With Ichiro Mizuki) event at United Cinemas Toyosu in Tokyo on Sunday. The event featured a special 4DX screening of the Mazinger Z: Infinity (Gekijōban Mazinger Z / Infinity) anime film with a musical performance by Ichiro Mizuki.

The film will open on March 23, 2018 after a delay, and will open on April 13 in Japan.

The staff of the film previously revealed designs for new Jaegers. They are, from left to right in the image below: Saber Athena, Titan Redeemer, Gipsy Avenger, and Guardian Bravo.

Filming took place in Australia and China and ended on March 30. Dr. Jack Gao, an executive at Beijing Wanda Cultural Industry Group, which owns Legendary Entertainment, stated that the sequel's story "has a strong connection to China."

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Finn) is playing the lead role in the film as the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost character from the first Pacific Rim film.

Actress and singer Cailee Spaeny (Counting to 1,000) is playing the lead female role in the film. Suicide Squad actor Scott Eastwood, The Great Wall actress Jing Tian, The Belko Experiment's Adria Arjona, and Japanese actor Mackenyu are also cast in the film. Shyrley Rodriguez (The Get Down) and Chinese actors Zhang Jin (The Grandmaster), Wesley Wong, Lily Ji, Chen Zitong, Lan Yingying, and Qian Yongchen have also joined the cast. The film will feature cameos by Xiao Yang and Korean actor Kim Jeong-Hoon.

Steven S. DeKnight, showrunner and director on Netflix's Daredevil series, is directing the film. Guillermo del Toro directed the first Pacific Rim film, but told film news website Collider that he is not directing the second film because the timing ended up conflicting with his The Shape of Water film.

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