Godzilla is set to arrive in Japan for the first time — for the third time — in the long-running kaiju franchise.
In the same vein as the Godzilla films released in 1954 and 1999, “Shin Godzilla” (or “Godzilla: Resurgence” for American audiences) plans to tell the tale of the King of the Monsters stepping foot for the first time in Japan… again, and how the country’s leaders respond.
Although it’s been twelve years since Toho Co., Ltd. released a “Godzilla” movie, the production company is hitting the streets again to confront the scaly beast with directing team Hideki Anno (“Evangelion”) and Shinji Higuchi (“Attack on Titan”). Anno also wrote the script for the new film, which will feature the largest Godzilla in movie history, 389 feet fall, outranking even Hollywood’s recent take.
Sci-Fi Japan reported that current cast for the film include: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Rando Yaguchi, and Ren Osugi.
Godzilla enjoyed an American reboot with 2014’s “Godzilla” directed by “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s” Gareth Edwards, which grossed more than half a billion dollars worldwide. A sequel is currently in development and is scheduled to arrive June 8, 2018.
“Shin Godzilla” stomps its way into Japan’s theaters on July 29, 2016. No U.S. release date has been announced.
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