A new generation of Jaeger pilots is on the rise in Pacific Rim Uprising and from everything we’ve seen so far, the sequel is getting a whole new look to go with it. But a new stop-motion trailer from Brick FORCE Studios gives the sequel from director Steven S. DeKnight an even more distinct look with a full-on LEGO makeover. Set years after the events of the first film, Pacific Rim Uprising follows Stacker Pentecost’s (Idris Elba) son Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), a rebellious ex-Jaeger pilot determined not to follow in his father’s heroic footsteps when the Kaiju threat returns to the breach, giving him one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy with the help of his adopted sister Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) and a teenage Jaeger-tech genius Amara (Cailee Spaeny).
Pacific Rim Uprising also stars Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing, Charlie Day, Adria Arjona, and Burn Gorman. Universal Pictures will release the film in theaters on March 23, 2018. Get a glimpse at the upgraded Jaeger tech in the new teaser below:
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Here’s the official synopsis for Pacific Rim Uprising:
The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as 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 (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer 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.