Cast of "Pacific Rim Uprising" in Beijing promoting its release
The cast of sci-fi action film "Pacific Rim Uprising" arrived in Beijing on Monday, doing promotions ahead of the movie's release on March 23 in China and in the United States.
The movie features "The Fate of the Furious" actor Scott Eastwood.
Actor Scott Eastwood and Chinese actress Jing Tian attended a promotional event in Beijing for "Pacific Rim Uprising" on Monday, March 12, 2018. [Photo: China Plus]
"I was so lucky to have a great director, Steven DeKnight, who would coach us through the scenes with this incredible Jaeger, you know, in what it would like to pilot them. It was very physical, but it was really fun."
His costar is Chinese actress Jing Tian.
"I portray Liwen Shao, who has shown a lot of persistence. At the start, she might impress audience members with her personality traits. However, there's a turning point that shows another side of her."
"Uprising" is sequel to the 2013 blockbuster original. The first movie raked in nearly 700 million yuan on the Chinese mainland in 2013.
Actress Jing Tian posed for a picture at a promotional event in Beijing for "Pacific Rim Uprising" on Monday, March 12, 2018. [Photo: China Plus]
Set in 2035, the new release tells the story of a new generation of Jaeger pilots, who are better armed with more advanced technology, fighting against a new Kaiju threat.
Director Steven DeKnight says the fight scenes take place during daylight, instead of being set in darkness like the first movie, to pay tribute to classics from his childhood such as "Godzilla" and "Ultraman."
Shooting of this sequel was arranged in both Australia and China.
Actress Lan Yingying attended a promotional event in Beijing for "Pacific Rim Uprising" on Monday, March 12, 2018. [Photo: China Plus]