PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING Teaser Assembles the Jaegers

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PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING Teaser Assembles the Jaegers

Legendary has released a short teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro's 2013 monsters vs. Kaiju epic, Pacific Rim.

More of an opportunity to show off some new Jaeger designs and pimp out the film's first viral marketing website than anything else, the teaser is still a great reminder of what a small miracle it is that we're getting a sequel at all. Considered something of a disappointment upon release (the film grossed just over $100 million domestically) I have a feeling Pacific Rim crushed the home video market enough that the studio saw an opening to continue investing in the property.

While del Toro remains a producer, directing duties for Uprising have fallen to TV director Steven S. DeKnight.

John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing, Adria Arjona, Charlie Day and Rinko Kikuchi star in the sequel, set to drop February 23, 2018. 

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David SmithJuly 20, 2017 6:29 PM

Oh dear, more transformers

Ben UmsteadJuly 20, 2017 7:45 PM

Chris, just want to make the point that the likeliest reason there is a sequel is because the film grossed $300 million outside of North America, including $100mil+ in China, and $20mil each in Russia and S. Korea.

Gopal NatarajanJuly 20, 2017 8:53 PM

"Should we deploy the Jeagers?"
"Wait! We need to call the Central Government for help!" #sellouttochina

ZetobeltJuly 21, 2017 9:35 AM

I rather prefer Evangelion.

Christopher WebsterJuly 21, 2017 10:21 AM

I still believe that's considered soft. The Great Wall for example sits at nearly 290,000,000 int. and I don't think we'll see a sequel. Same goes for Warcract. I would be surprises if we see a sequel despite China's massive numbers.

I'm not sure what ultimately pushed Pac Rim over the line but there were numerous reports that Legendary were on the fence. I believe it was a combination of needing a franchise, international box office (as you say) AND home market sales. It's gotta be. I believe!!!

ManateeAdvocateJuly 21, 2017 12:12 PM

Who doesn't?