|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|
Sequel Bits: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’, ‘Dundee’, ‘Bumblebee’,
Let’s kick things off with Pacific Rim Uprising, the unlikely sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim that’s coming soon from Legendary and Universal. Empire has a batch of new posters that show off the film’s new Jaegers, including this one: Gipsy Avenger, a reworked take on the original’s Gipsy Danger. Head to that site to see a couple more.
There’s also a new international trailer, which, for my money, is the best trailer I’ve seen for this film thus far. It actually makes the movie look like fun, and it seems to fully embrace the ridiculousness of its premise in a way the others haven’t quite managed. (I also had no idea the Jaegers were going to be fighting other Jaegers, so that’s interesting!) Uprising hits theaters on March 23, 2018.
By now I’m sure you’re all familiar with Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns, a fake movie that turned out to be a Super Bowl ad for Australian tourism. But Chris Hemsworth, who appeared in the ads alongside Danny McBride, says there’s a chance Dundee could become a real movie.
“If we could find the right story and script we might do it,” he told the BBC. “While shooting, Danny McBride and I spoke about if it could be a movie. We started to get worried that if this commercial is as good as we hoped it’s going to be, people are going to be disappointed, we’re going to have to make a movie. But I had so much fun making this commercial, I’d definitely be open to discussions about it.”