The Breach may have been closed in Pacific Rim, but more Kaiju are coming in Pacific Rim Uprising, which is teased in a new poster that features a new generation of Jaeger pilots rising up to save the world.

Scheduled for a March 23rd, 2018 release, Legendary and Universal's Pacific Rim Uprising stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Attack the Block) as the son of Stacker Pentecost, the character portrayed by Idris Elba in the original film. The cast also includes Cailee Spaeny, with Scott Eastwood expected to play a key role as well. Boyega’s UpperRoom Productions is producing the project along with Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, and Guillermo del Toro.

Pacific Rim Uprising was helmed by Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Netflix’s Daredevil), who took the directing reins of the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film. Derek Connolly (Jurassic World) was brought on to work on the screenplay for the new Pacific Rim movie, with an earlier draft written by Jon Spaihts (The Mummy, Doctor Strange, Prometheus).

You can view the new poster below (via Facebook), and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on 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.

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."

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