New on-set images from the currently-filming “Pacific Rim: Uprising” have emerged today -- but in this case, “set” means “most of downtown Sydney, Australia.” One of the film’s leading men, Scott Eastwood, was right there in the thick of it, in-costume and working through the Australian summer heat.
Pacific Rim 2: Scott Eastwood stars in sci-fi action blockbuster filming in Sydney https://t.co/fFkw36rkl7
— The Daily Telegraph (@dailytelegraph) February 6, 2017
The cast and crew of the upcoming kaiju-on-robot sequel took over the casino precinct of Sydney, as captured by The Daily Telegraph, transforming the area into a hellish, war-torn version of Tokyo, replete with overturned cars, scattered debris and brightly designed trashcans bearing colorful Japanese faux advertising.
“Pacific Rim: Uprising” is the sequel to the 2013 film “Pacific Rim,” directed by Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro did not return for the sequel. Instead, “Daredevil” showrunner Steven S. DeKnight took over directorial duties for the film which stars Eastwood—son of Clint Eastwood—and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” leading man John Boyega.
The original “Pacific Rim” imagined a world beset by gigantic monsters emerging from a portal at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The countries of the world unite to create massive robots, Jaegers, designed to fend off the creatures. No official synopsis of “Pacific Rim: Uprising” has been released at this time.
Releasing February 23, 2018, “Pacific Rim: Uprising” is a production of Legendary Pictures directed by Steven S. DeKnight and starring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and Jing Tian.