The anticipated release of Pacific Rim Uprising is fast approaching. A slew of new trailers and poster art have been released in advance of the film’s debut and today, Screen Rant can share an exclusive first look at art from the upcoming film. These concepts come from the The Art and Making of Pacific Rim Uprising.

Written by Daniel Wallace, The Art and Making of Pacific Rim Uprising provides an exclusive first look at the gorgeous concept art behind the film, along with previously unknown behind-the-scenes details. The book will follow the entire process of bringing Uprising into reality, from conception to casting to wrapping the film production. Interviews with the cast and crew bring new insight into the film’s production, while a foreword written by director Steven S. DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Netflix’s Daredevil) sets the tone for the discoveries awaiting within the book’s pages.

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Uprising takes place ten years after the initial war against the Kaijus. John Boyega stars as the “absolute crook” son of Stacker Pentecost (played by Idris Elba in the Guillermo del Toro’s first film), Jake Pentecost. Jake will pilot Jaegers, like his father, but will also work to discover the enemy hiding on Earth. A score of new Jaeger pilots will join the fight which adds Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, and Tian Jing to the cast. Fan-favorites Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Burn Gorm reprise their lab researcher roles in the sequel as well alongside Rinko Kikuchi.

The Pacific Rim Uprising companion book will feature interactive components, such as booklets, foldouts, and stickers, along with never-before-seen images and concept art. You can get an exclusive sneak peek at three spreads from The Art and Making of Pacific Rim Uprising along with the book’s cover art, in the images below:

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The art gives a full rendering of the Kaiju and Jaegers with great detail. Images include everything from quick sketches to detailed outlines and film production shots.

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Comprehensive imaginings of the film’s epic battles provide a new perspective on Uprising‘s fast-paced action sequences. Sparks fly as the action takes to a busy city street.

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Uprising has changed from its original script. Production designer Paul Austerberry revealed Guillermo del Toro’s original vision for the sequel film, revealing that Uprising was originally planned to take place in various places around the world, beginning in China and eventually moving into San Francisco, a common disaster film trope. Guillermo del Toro was originally attached to reprise his directing duties on Uprising, but after a six-month delay, he felt compelled to move on to other projects. The director helped in choosing DeKnight as the director of Uprising in his stead and worked on The Shape of Water which has earned del Toro much acclaim on the awards circuit.

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The Art and Making of Pacific Rim Uprising releases March 20, 2018 and is available for preorder for $45 on Amazon.

Photos provided by Insight Editions from The Art and Making of Pacific Rim Uprising. 2018 Legendary. All rights reserved.

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