|Directed by||:||Steven S. DeKnight||Produced by||:||John Boyega, Cale Boyter, Guillermo del Toro, Jon Jashni||Story by||:||Steven S. DeKnight T.S. Nowlin||Based on||:||Characters by Travis Beacham||Starring||:||John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona||Cinematography||:||Dan Mindel||Production company||:||Legendary Pictures|
Pacific Rim Uprising is a 2018 American science fiction film directed by Steven S. DeKnight (in his feature-film directorial debut) and written by DeKnight, Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, and T.S. Nowlin. It is the sequel to the 2013 film Pacific Rim, with Guillermo del Toro, director of the original, serving as a producer here. The sequel stars John Boyega (making his producer debut) as well as Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona, and Zhang Jin, with Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman returning from the original film. Set in the year 2030, the plot follows humanity needing to again fight Kaiju, giant monsters set on destroying the world.
Principal photography began in November 2016 in Australia. The film was released in the United States on March 23, 2018, by Universal Pictures, in 2D, Real D 3D, IMAX 3D, and IMAX. It received mixed reviews from critics, with some calling the film a "tedious watch" while others praised it as "fun, goofy entertainment".