Netflix just announced a new project about Gamera, the fictional monster or that originated from the 1965 kaiju (genre that features giant monsters) film, Gamera, the Giant Monster! Gamera has the appearance of a gigantic, pre-historic turtle. It has the ability fly and breathe fire from its mouth. It also has set of teeth, with tusks protruding from either side of its lower jaw.
This new project is named, Gamera -Rebirth-, and KADOKAWA is very much involved in making this possible. It will also premiere mainly on Netflix.
There are no announcements yet on when it is going to premiere. These are going to be updated soon through the project’s newly opened Twitter and website. Fingers crossed that we will find out soon! Fans will be able to see Gamera very soon again and can relive the nostalgia!
Watch the teaser trailer here:
The teaser trailer showed Gamera’s silhouette, highlighting its massive height. It then focused on Gamera’s glowing green eye. Interestingly, its eyes are similar to a human’s. This depicts its intelligence, and its inner moral compass. Gamera’s towering height contrasts its eye. It looked intimidating by its outside appearance, but it does not seem to exude evilness or villainy from its eye.
Gamera, The Giant Monster (1965 film) Synopsis
A nuclear explosion roused Gamera, the giant turtle monster, from its sleep in the iceberg. Gamera destroyed the nearby research ships, and escaped. It went on to wreak havoc while it approaches Japan, searching for energy. It had no qualms attacking everyone and everything, but it saved one kid from falling to his death – Toshio. Toshio then became attached to Gamera, as he had recently lost his pet turtle.
While everyone makes plans to restrain and attack Gamera, Toshio believes that Gamera is not evil and it is just lonely. Eventually Gamera was lured into a giant rocket bound for Mars, and everything became at peace once more. Toshio vows to become a scientist so that he could visit Gamera in the future.
Gamera Brief Background
Starting from the 1965 film, there have been multiple films produced about Gamera. In these films, it expanded on Gamera’s softer side. This is because in the original film, Gamera did save a kid. Gamera rescued children in these films, and even fights off outside threats against humans in Japan. Gamera has evolved from being a very destructive and careless monster to a more sympathetic and heroic.
Although, in the Heisei era series films, Gamera had more noble intentions ever since the beginning. Instead of awakening from the depths of the iceberg, it is a bio-engineered creature designed to protect Earth. Therefore, it did not intend to cause destruction against human settlements, as opposed to its early characterization.
What would Gamera be like in this new reboot? Do you have any ideas?