By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)
Gojira: Resurgence (シン・ゴジラ) is baring his teeth and this beast looks ready to explode for his premiere July 29th, 2016 in Japan. The film will be offered in three formats — IMAX, MX4D and 4DX — to show the scale of this beast and in what this new trailer offer is a suggestion he’s a walking bomb looking for a place to settle in. This short does not say too much about the story, but in what’s implied is the fact the government is very well aware of Gojira’s existence for some time. They are scrambling to obviously try to put him down as he moves from the countryside to the city.
This creature’s redesign looks terrific! The red veins ebb throughout his body like a moving pool of molten lava. Perhaps he’s Earth incarnate looking for more than just a meal. Unlike past films where he’s made to be pleasant for the eyes, this version is the type nobody wants to stare down! Just what he’s after is unknown. Only writer / director Hideaki Anno (Evangelion) knows.
Kaijuaddicts reported toy statue reissues of two of Gojira’s greatest foes, Biollante and King Ghidorah, for North American distribution. Could one of these two beasts be the other monster in this movie? Hard to say. The timing of the release the date is suspect since both are expected to ship in July.
The principal actors to appear in this movie are Hiroki Hasegawa (Why Don’t You Play in Hell?), Satomi Ishihara (Attack on Titan) and Yutaka Takenouchi (Oba: The Last Samurai).