|Directed by||:||Steven S. DeKnight||Produced by||:||John Boyega, Cale Boyter||Screenplay by||:||Emily Carmichael Kira Snyder T.S. Nowlin||Story by||:||Steven S. DeKnight||Based on||:||Characters by Travis Beacham||Starring||:||John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona||Cinematography||:||Dan Mindel|
Pacific Rim Uprising is an upcoming American science fiction action film written and directed by Steven S. DeKnight in his feature film directorial debut and co-written by Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, and T.S. Nowlin. It is the sequel to the 2013 film Pacific Rim by Guillermo del Toro. It stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, and Adria Arjona, with Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, and Rinko Kikuchi returning in their roles from the original film. It is scheduled to be released on March 23, 2018, by Universal Pictures worldwide. The film will be released in 2D, Real D 3D, IMAX 3D, and IMAX release.
Pacific Rim Uprising Full Movie Development
In 2012, prior to the first movie's release, del Toro noted that he had ideas for the sequel, later in 2014 noting that he had secretly been working on the script with Zak Penn for several months. Later in June, del Toro confirmed that he would direct the sequel, and that it would be released by Universal Pictures, Legendary's new financing and distribution partner, on April 7, 2017. In July 2015, it was reported that filming was expected to begin in November, however production was halted following conflicts between Universal and Legendary. As the sequel's future became unclear, Universal indefinitely delayed the film. Still determined to get the film made, del Toro kept working on the film and by that October announced that he had presented the studio with a script and a budget.
After the sale of Legendary to Chinese Wanda Group for $3.5 billion,observers noted an increased likelihood of Pacific Rim 2's production being revitalized because the first film was so successful in China.