“Shin Godzilla” — or “Godzilla Resurgence” as it’s known stateside — got its Japanese release just a couple weeks ago. While fans in America have a bit of waiting to do before they can see it, a visual effects reel has been released highlighting the amazing creature and destruction designs.
The clips show the newest incarnation of the radioactive behemoth in various stages of completion, giving a fascinating look at how the film’s special effects came together piece-by-piece to deliver some pretty amazing sequences. Kotaku notes that a stage actor provided a motion capture performance, on which CG was layered to give a unique take on iconic beast. Check out the video below to get your daily kaiju fix.
Directed by Hideki Anno (“Evangelion”) and Shinji Higuchi (“Attack on Titan”) with artwork by Shinji Higuchi, “Godzilla Resurgence” retells the tale of the monster’s first attack on Japan — the third time such a reboot has taken place in the franchise. The last Western hemisphere outing, “Godzilla,” was directed by Gareth Edwards in 2014, and a sequel to that film is slated for June 8, 2018. American audiences will be able to catch the newest Toho film late this year.
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