On December 1, a new reign begins… Apparently. Godzilla Minus One will hit theaters. Tickets are now on sale, and there is a second trailer, too:
Godzilla Minus One takes place in a devastated World War II Japan. Shin Godzilla VFX director Takashi Yamazaki is the writer and director. This is classed as the second of the live-action Reiwa era.
This version stars Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando, and Kuranosuke Sasaki. It premieres in Japan in November and will be released in the USA on December 1st, including IMAX and premium formats.
Toho’s head of planning Hisashi Usui implied that the new film is connected to the original 1954 film. Following the film’s announcement, Yamazaki regaled his pitch and vision for the film:
“Postwar Japan has lost everything. The film depicts an existence that gives unprecedented despair. The title Godzilla Minus One was created with this in mind. In order to depict this, the staff and I have worked together to create a setting where Godzilla looks as if “fear” itself is walking toward us, and where despair is piled on top of despair. I think this is the culmination of all the films I have made to date, and one that deserves to be “experienced” rather than “watched” in the theater. I hope you will experience the most terrifying Godzilla in the best possible environment.”
There are also three animated movies for Netflix already available that tie into this version of Godzilla.
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