It’s been eleven years since legendary Japanese studio Toho brought the King of the monsters to life, but that will change next year with the release of Toho’s Godzilla: Resurgence. Toho has debuted the first teaser trailer for the film along with a poster, offering a glimpse at the design of the big fella himself, both of which you can check out below.
Production on the 29th Godzilla movie, the first from Toho since 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars, took place over the summer with filmmakers Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, known for their work on “Neon Genesis Evangelion” and the live-action Attack on Titan, co-directing the feature. Anno also wrote the screenplay for the film while Higuchi oversaw the special effects.
Toho previously revealed they will utilize CG technology for the film with Higuchi calling it the “most terrifying” version of Godzilla. The co-director also previously said the filmmakers were going to push the film into a different direction from the happier installments, citing that the world has lost its innocence after the various terrorist attacks and natural disasters over the past few years.
“In movie after movie,” he said, “People merely ran away from the stampeding monster, and no one tried to face up to the issue of accountability.”
Godzilla: Resurgence will be released in Japan on July 29, 2016. Check back here for any updates on the film’s domestic release.
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