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Running time for Pacific Rim: Uprising unveiled
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Running time for Pacific Rim: Uprising unveiled

The running time for Pacific Rim: Uprising has been unveiled. 

The movie is a follow-up to 2013's original, which starred Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Idris Elba and was set in the future where a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, in the midst of that a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon known as jaegers and try to save humanity.

For the sequel, Hunnam and Elba do not return, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens' John Boyega instead playing a leading role. Boyega plays the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost in the new movie. Scott Eastwood also takes a key role, while Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman all return.

The sequel's running time is much shorter than its predecessor, coming at 110 minutes, compared to the 132 minutes for the first movie. 

The next film is set 10 years after the events of the first film and in the years in between, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defence force in human history. But, when the Kaiju threat returns, a whole new generation are asked to step up and fight.

Steven S. DeKnight, best known as the creator of Spartacus: Blood and Sand and its assorted spin-offs, directs this movie, taking over from Guillermo Del Toro, who has stayed on as a producer.

Pacific Rim: Uprising will be released into UK cinemas on March 23rd. 

You can check out the original movie here in hmv's online store.  

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