Netflix has announced that an upcoming Japanese animated Godzilla movie is on its way to the streaming service.
The anime comes from Toho, the creator of the franchise who has released 30 of the 32 total movies including this one and last year’s hitGodzilla Resurgence (or Shin Godzilla), in collaboration with Polygon Pictures. The plan is to release the film on Netflix globally after an initial theatrical run in Japan.
If you were excited about the new Godzilla movie from original creator Toho, titled Godzilla Resurgence, but live here in the States and thought you were going to have to wait a long time to see it, I have some good news for you.
It’s been revealed that Resurgence will be coming to U.S. theaters next month, and you can find more details and a poster for the monster’s arrival here by continuing below.
Back in April we saw a trailer for Godzilla Resurgence, the latest movie from the creator of the Godzilla franchise, Toho. It’s the studio’s 29th entry in the series, and their first in 12 years.
The first trailer clocked in at about a minute and a half and featured various clips from the movie set to music. No dialogue. This new trailer is basically the same thing, though with different footage and music.
Click on over to the other side now to check out the trailer.
A new trailer has been released for Godzilla Resurgence, the latest in the long-running kaiju series produced and distributed by its original creator, Toho.
The movie is the 31st Godzilla movie overall, and the 29th from Toho. The other two were the 1998 and 2014 Hollywood productions. It is Toho’s first new entry in the series in 12 years (the last being Godzilla: Final Wars in 2004) and, much like the aforementioned 2014 American movie, acts as a reboot of the franchise. Toho saw how successful the Hollywood effort was—which has led to the development of a shared monster universe including the planned movies Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla 2, and the ultimate big bad beastie showdown, Godzilla vs. King Kong—and made the excellent decision to do their own reboot. There’s no such thing as too many monster movies.
You can see how Toho’s new Godzilla flick looks in the trailer below along with a poster for the movie.
Godzilla Director: Gareth Edwards
Writers: Max Borenstein (screenplay), Dave Callaham (story)
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn Legendary Pictures | Warner Bros.
Rated PG-13 | 123 Minutes
Release Date: May 16, 2013
“We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.”
– J. Robert Oppenheimer
In 1954, IshirÅ Honda transformed the trauma of war into art with Godzilla, a science fiction film about a gigantic radioactive beast that rises from the depths of Tokyo Bay. The primordial force of nature firebombs Tokyo with its atomic breath, leveling the city and killing thousands. Honda created a walking metaphor for the nuclear devastation of World War II – a fantastic, out of this world creation that could embody the fears of an entire nation.
Godzilla is the granddaddy of kaiju cinema, but it’s also a very poignant and mournful drama – a Japanese film made at a time when the country was still reeling from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Since then, Godzilla has become an international icon of devastation, spawning nearly thirty sequels. The King of Monsters endures because he is the perfect conduit through which to exorcise the predominant fears of our time.