Pacific Rim 2: official synopsis

A quick update on the giant robots versus kaiju sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising.

The first trailer for the film will be released this weekend at NYCC, but we can finally get a bit more of an idea of what to expect from the eagerly-awaited follow up to Guillermo del Toro’s smashy sci-fi actioner with a brand new synopsis fresh from the studio.

Here it is…

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.

Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus) and also stars Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.

Well that certainly clears up some confusion on whether Mako will be back, doesn’t it? It appears that she’ll be getting the younger Pentecost in shape for a new battle, one which we can’t wait to clap our eyes on in that trailer at the end of the week.

More on the sequel as we get it – and we’ll post the trailer as soon as it appears.

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