Whether you enjoyed Legendary Pictures’ previous US Godzilla film or not, ComingSoon.net has just reported some news that is sure to get daikaiju fans excited.
Toho Pictures, the company behind the Japanese Godzilla films, in conjunction with Funimation (yes… the anime folks), is bringing the latest installment of the Godzilla series, dubbed ‘Shin Godzilla’ to US theaters this October. The film premiered in Japan this past July and has been hugely (pun fully intended) successful since.
Directed by legendary anime director Hideaki Anno of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ fame and Shinji Higuchi who did the 2015 live action ‘Attack on Titan’, ‘Shin Godzilla’ is a reboot of the Godzilla series and, according to the description, a return to our favorite giant monster’s destructive and horror roots. Check out this official synopsis from the film’s webpage.
It’s a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different… something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.
Sounds pretty darn sweet to me! And the new Godzilla design definitely horrifying, with a new mostly black design with red cracks showing his explosive power ready to pour right through his skin and a set of razor sharp teeth that would put any self respecting monster to shame! Check out the trailer below and grab your tickets for the limited October 11-18 American theater run at the Funimation website.