The film opens in US theaters on December 1
The official YouTube channel for the Godzilla franchise began streaming the second English-subtitled trailer for Godzilla Minus One, Takashi Yamazaki’s new film in the franchise, on Friday.
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The film opens in Japan on Friday, November 3, 2023 (“Godzilla Day”), which commemorates the nationwide release of the original Godzilla film on November 3, 1954 in Japan. The film was screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) and concluded this year’s event on Wednesday.
The film will open in US theaters on December 1.
TIFF’s website describes the film’s story:
The worst despair in 70 years of series history hits Japan!
After the war, Japan was reduced to nothing. Godzilla appeared and pushed the country into a negative state. Faced with the most desperate situation in Japanese history, how and with whom will Japan stand up?
Ryunosuke Kamiki plays the main character Kōichi Shikishima, and Minami Hamabe plays the heroine Noriko Ōishi. (Both also starred in NHK’s weekday morning drama Ranman.) Other cast members include Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Andō, and Kuranosuke Sasaki.
Yamazaki is the director and screenwriter, and is also credited for the visual effects. Yamazaki primarily directed live-action films, including Always: Sunset on Third Street, Returner and Parasyte, but also directed CG films such as Stand By Me Doremon.
TOHO’s latest Japanese live-action installment in its long-running and iconic franchise is Hideaki Anno’s Shin Godzilla, which opened in Japan in 2016 and grossed 8.2 billion yen (75.6 billion yen). million dollars). It is the latest film in TOHO’s franchise after a 12-year absence since 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars. Funimation released the film in North American theaters in October 2016.
Movie Godzilla vs. Warner Bros. Kong and Legendary Entertainment opened in the United States in March 2021 and in Japan in July 2021. received a sequel titled Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. The film’s sequel will hit theaters on April 12, 2024 and will have an IMAX screening on its release date. Legendary Entertainment’s Monarch: Legacy of Monsters series will premiere globally on the Apple TV+ streaming service on November 17.
Source: YouTube’s Godzilla channel