'Pacific Rim: Uprising' delayed until March

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Published by : CT WEB 2017-08-08 16:57:33

Universal's upcoming robots versus monsters sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising has been delayed one month until March.

The film, which features Star Wars: The Force Awakens alum John Boyega in the lead role, will now release on March 23, 2018 instead of on Feb. 23, 2018, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

Uprising, from director Steven S. DeKnight, is the sequel to filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's 2013 film about a group of pilots who control giant robots named Yaeger's in order to defend earth from giant monsters referred to as Kaiju.

Boyega's character is the son of Stacker Pentecost, a character played by Idris Elba in the original who was last seen sacrificing himself to stop the Kaiju. The film also stars Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day, reprising their roles from the first film, along with Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian and Cailee Spaeny.

A teaser trailer released in July, featured Boyega piloting the Jaeger Gipsy Avenger along with looks at new Jaeger models.

While speaking with IGN Thursday, Boyega detailed how Uprising is inspired from the first film and how the Jaegers have been upgraded.

"It's still heavily influenced by Guillermo del Toro, but, at the same time, Steven DeKnight's directing and it's gonna be really fun. It's larger than life," he said. " We've got better upgrades. The robots are moving much more swift. Yeah, we're like ballerinas up in there, it's fantastic."

(UPI)

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