Toho Studios and Polygon are taking everyone’s favorite lizard back to Monster Planet with the upcoming animated Godzilla film that’s set to hit theaters in Japan (and also Netflix), later this year.
In the new film, we are taken to the distant future of an alternate Earth, where Godzilla has reigned supreme for 20,000 years. It’s hard to tell exactly what is going on in the trailer, but it looks like it only took twenty millennia for the humans to get off their asses and fight back.
Since it was first released as a feature film in 1954, “Godzilla” has become a colossal cultural icon loved by millions around the world. The 2016 release of “SHIN GODZILLA”, directed by Hideaki Anno, reinvigorated the franchise with a novel and realistic depiction of the iconic monster story, earning 82.5 million US dollars at the box-office and capturing the imagination of new and old fans alike. Now in 2017, GODZILLA evolves in an unexpected direction as a feature-length animated film.
The animated movie takes the franchise into uncharted territory — a harsh world of the future in which Godzilla has dominated the Earth for the past 20,000 years, and a fateful final confrontation with mankind looms. Prepare for the earth-shattering roar of a brand new GODZILLA, unlike anything heard or seen before.
Production Studio: Polygon Pictures
Original Story / Screenplay: Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus), Sadayuki Murai