Although no Australian won a major Oscar award there was an Australian connection with the big winner of the night Guillermo del Toro winning Oscars for Best Director, and Best Film. Del Toro wisely stood aside from directing this film to direct The Shape Of Water.
Like the prequel (which Del Toro directed ) much of PACIFIC RIM UPRISING (with del Toro co-producing) was filmed in amongst places Cronulla, North Sydney, Barangaroo, Fox Studios Moore Park as well as Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
As a treat for the film’s fans a couple of its stars John Boyega, from the rebooted Star War series, Scott Eastwood, son of Clint and a protagonist in the first film, accompanied by its Director Steven S. DeKnight, posed for photos as well as conducting brief chats.
PACIFIC RIM UPRISING opens in cinemas on Thursday 23rd March, 2018.
Featured photo – Steven S. DeKnight, John Boyega, Scott Eastwood and fans. Pic Ben Apfelbaum.