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Oliver Gettell
November 09, 2016 AT 11:22 PM EST

Legendary and Universal’s Pacific Rim sequel is stepping into the vortex. The follow-up to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 sci-fi film about humans piloting giant robots to combat interdimensional monsters has officially started production in Sydney, Australia.

Social media posts by sequel director Steven DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil) and star John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) confirmed that filming is underway, and that the movie’s official title is Pacific Rim: Maelstrom.

Tweeting a photo of a clapperboard emblazoned with the subtitle, DeKnight added the caption, “Day 1 of shooting. The adventure begins… #PacificRim2.”

On Instagram, Boyega posted a photo of his personalized script. The actor, who is playing the son of Idris Elba’s Pacific Rim character Stacker Pentecost, also wrote, “Here’s to a great adventure ahead.”

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom is scheduled to hit theaters Feb. 23, 2018. Check out DeKnight and Boyega’s photos below.

First day on Pacific Rim today. Here's to a great adventure ahead ✌🏿

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