Comic-Con News: FUNimation Entertainment announced it will release TOHO’s latest Godzilla movie, Godzilla: Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) into U.S. theaters in late 2016.
The film will open next week in Japan on July 29. This picture is the 29th Godzilla film by TOHO, and the franchise’s 32nd. The film is a collaboration between Hideaki Anno (Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Attack on Titan). Anno is serving as writer and chief director, while Higuchi is directing and serving as visual effects director.
According to ANN, the story is set in modern Japan, though America is involved as well. The new Godzilla will be 118.5 meters (about 388.8 feet), a lot larger than the Legendary Picture’s Hollywood incarnation. Director Higuchi said this will be the scariest Godzilla film ever, referencing real world horrors like 9/11, the tsunami from March 11, and the Fukushima nuclear crisis. The film will combine actors working with miniatures, special effects and computer graphics.