With Gareth Edwards‘ Godzilla in 2014, the king of all monsters made his way back to American soil after that disastrous Roland Emmerich movie from the ’90s. One might assume, then, with the license to all of Toho’s kaiju being gobbled up by Legendary, Japan’s Toho Studios might not make their own such movies for the foreseeable future. How happy you will be to be wrong: Toho has released the international trailer for their newest, Godzilla Resurgence, the first Godzilla movie produced by Toho in over a decade.
This trailer, shared by Birth.Movies.Death., definitely seems like a mixture of the serious, epic action movies of the modern age and the original guy-in-lizard-suit effects that fans of the Godzilla movies love. It seems to hearken back to the original 1954 film in which the giant, Tokyo-destroying atomic breather was decidedly the villain of the piece. His look in this movie is pretty damned demonic, and is he somehow larger than he’s ever been? No wonder the alternate title for the movie is God Godzilla.
There’s some good pedigree working on the film; it was written and co-directed by Hideaki Anno, who knows a thing or seven about giant monsters attacking Tokyo from having created the seminal mecha anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. He’s joined in the director duties by Shinji Higuchi who just directed the two live-action Attack on Titan movies, another series about huge, massive things attacking regular-ass humans.
Toho’s Godzilla Resurgence will come out in Japan this July, and we can only hope he swims the Pacific to North America soon after.
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