GODZILLA: RESURGENCE Is Invading North America Later This Year!

Thursday night saw some terrific announcements at Comic-Con International: San Diego from the good folks at Funimation. Their official website has a bit more information but if you live in North America and cult monster movie fare is your thing, look no further than the latest press release announcing Funimation Films's acquisitions of Godzilla: Resurgence which opens in Japan from Toho later this year.

The film is just one in several of the biggest moves made in the live-action department with Funimation having ultimately grown into a growing mecca of all things Otaku. Having invested in event-screenings releases like last year's live-action adaptations of both parts of the Attack On Titan films as well as all three of the Rurouni Kenshin trilogy starting next month, the inclusion of the latest directorial pairing from Anno Hideaki and Higuchi Shinji - as ceremonious as the hype is in the last two years, would be the only sensible move.

The latest trailers and TV spots for the Japan release can be viewed here. Otherwise, suspense be damned, the official details are just below.
Funimation Films Secures Rights To "SHIN GODZILLA" Movie Throughout The Americas

Toho Produced Film of Iconic Science Fiction Monster Slated for Release in Late 2016
SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night in a surprise announcement to fans at San Diego Comic Con 2016, Funimation® Films announced its acquisition of the live action film "SHIN GODZILLA" from Toho Company, Ltd. The agreement includes theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights for the upcoming Japanese live action feature film and covers all of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean). Funimation is currently planning to release "SHIN GODZILLA" in theaters in late 2016.

"Funimation is extremely pleased to be working with Toho to bring 'SHIN GODZILLA' to audiences across the Americas," said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation.

"SHIN GODZILLA" ("Shin Gojira") is a Japanese tokusatsu kaiju film – a live action science fiction monster movie featuring special effects. It is the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho. The film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. Both directors performed double duties as writer and visual effects director respectively. Higuchi most recently directed the live action film adaption of "Attack on Titan" ("Shingeki no Kyojin") which was released in 2015. "SHIN GODZILLA" stars Hiroki Hasegawa and Satomi Ishihara – both alums of the "Attack on Titan" movie – and Yutaka Takenouchi.

"SHIN GODZILLA" represents a brand new chapter in the 62-year history of this iconic science fiction monster," said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. "We're excited to bring audiences this new vision of Godzilla from Toho as reimagined by directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi."


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