Godzilla’s Japanese Homecoming Movie In 2016 Promises To Be The Franchise’s Most Terrifying, As Principal Photography Begins In Japan
Godzilla will definitely be returning to the “Land of the Rising Sun”.
Toho Studios has made an update of their massive Japanese kaiju project as reported by Gormaru Island on their Facebook page as translated by Scified.
The said post hinted on how to get to the Kamata Railway Station in Tokyo which was the location for the beginning of the principal photography. It also revealed that the set date for the shoot was followed as scheduled.
The assumed working title is “Shin Gojira” which approximately means New Godzilla or True Godzilla. It can be remembered that 2004’s Japanese kaiju movie “Godzilla: Final Wars” was initially dubbed as “The Godzilla”.
A mass shooting is also being worked out as there have been bookings for extra stand-ins.
The revamped which is spearheaded by directors Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Gamera Trilogy, Attack of Titan) was triggered by the worldwide success of Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla in 2014. The said rendition earned $525 million with co-distributing duties by Toho and Warner Bros. Japan.
This time around it will be strictly an Asian affair for the directors who had also collaborated on “God Warrior Appears in Tokyo”.
A statement was released in Variety which was quoted in saying that,“Ever since Hollywood announced that ‘Godzilla’ was to be resurrected, the expectation for another Japanese Godzilla grew”.
Higuchi who will also be providing the special effects of the film in an interview with Rocket News 24 revealed that their project will be the most terrifying Godzilla kaiju ever as it stays close to real world issues. The director indicated that they will outline the crisis starting from the September 9/11 to the tsunami in 2011 followed by the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
The director was quoted in saying that, “Perhaps we are all waiting for that horrible thing that’s within us that we fear”.
Photo Source: Facebook/Gormaru Island