Like its predecessor, Pacific Rim Uprising promises to be a truly international movie. The sequel film will see the world coming together — again — to defeat a threat even worse than the first kaiju onslaught ten years prior, and that’s why director Stephen S. DeKnight believes it will have something for everyone.
“We really made this movie with the idea that it’s a global movie, from the themes of the world coming together to work as one,” he explained to CBR and other outlets. “In the movie, we travel the world to different locations and I think everybody… across the world, I think it will have a little something for everyone.”
As to working with the younger cast, he said, “It was great! I mean, especially with Cailee [Spaeny]. I am thrilled and honored that we get to introduce Cailee to the world, this being her first movie. She had a fantastic audition. You never know what you’re going to get. I mean, people can give a great audition and then the nerves can get you when you’re on set. She has been just the consummate pro, just a delight to work with, and she is so real and authentic and brings that to the screen. I can’t wait for everybody to see what she does.”
He also discussed what it was like to move from television into film. “You know, it’s interesting. It’s more compact, but it’s actually longer depending on what you’re looking at. It’s more compact in the storytelling, that it’s two hours instead of 13 hours, but the actual process, it takes about a year of work to do 13 episodes of television and, in this, it takes two or three years to do two hours of a movie. So it’s bigger and smaller at the same time,” he shared.
Arriving in theaters on March 23, director Steven S. DeKnight’s Pacific Rim Uprising stars John Boyega, Rinko Kikuchi, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona, Karan Brar, Ivanna Sakhno, Zhang Jin, Zhu Zhu, Burn Gorman and Charlie Day.
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