Good news for American Godzilla fans. The latest Toho Godzilla effort Godzilla Resurgence AKA Shin Godzilla, which was released on July 29th in Japan to very good box office [but, it must be said, a mixed response], is going to be released by Funimation Films on October 11th in more than 440 cinemas across the U.S. and Canada. Said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation:
“We are thrilled to bring Shin Godzilla to theaters across North America this October. Toho established Godzilla as one of the most iconic monsters in science fiction history and we’re honoured to now be a part of that history with the theatrical release of this new movie. Fans will not want to miss this limited theatrical event.”.”
In advance of the movie’s opening, Funimation will be hosting two premieres of the film – on October 3rd in Los Angeles and on October 5th in New York before opening day of New York Comic Con 2016.
Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen—Godzilla! The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for a city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise.
It’s a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different… something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.
The film stars Rando Yaguchi, Kayoko Ann Patterson and Hideki Akasaka, is written by Hideaki Anno [Evangelion], and directed by Anno and Shinji Higuchi [Attack on Titan].