TOHO revealed that they are producing a new Godzilla movie, with Takashi Yamazaki serving as director, writer, and visual effects supervisor. The new work will be premiered on November 3, 2023 and they made the announcement on this year’s “Godzilla Day”, the anniversary day of the original Godzilla film’s November 3, 1954 Japanerse nationwide release.
Details about the format of the new work are not yet specified. However, Yamazaki has primarily directed live-action films such as Always: Sunset on Third Street, Returner, and Parasyte, but has also directed CG films such as Stand By Me Doraemon.
Hideaki Anno’s Shin Godzilla the latest Japanese live-action installment in TOHO’s long-running and iconic franchise which premiered in July 2016 and earned 8.2 billion yen ($75.6 million) in Japan’s box. The film marked the return of TOHO’s film series after a 12-year hiatus since 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars. Funimation released the film in Northm American threaters in October 2016.
The anime series, Godzilla Singular Point debuted in Japain in March 2021. The episode premiered on Netflix Japan first before the tv broadcast. Netflix previously released a Godzilla anime film trilogy between November 2017 and November 2018.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s Godzilla vs. Kong film premiered in the United Sates in March 2021 and in Japan in July 2021. Legendary Entertainment is now planning a new series for the franchise for Apple TV+.
The character Godzilla first appeared in the 1954 film Godzilla. It became a global pop culture icon, appearing in a variety of media including 32 TOHO films, four American films, and numerous games, novels, comic books, and tv shows.
Godzilla has been dubbed the “King of Monsters”, a title first used in “Godzilla, King of Monsters!” (1956), an Americanized version of the original film. Godzilla was conceived as a metaphor for nuclear weapons, an enormous, destructive, prehistoric monster awakened by nuclear radiation.
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