Shinji Higuchi, director for the upcoming Japanese “Godzilla” movie, is going to bring the terror back to the genre. The “Attack On Titan” director promises a back to the basics, stripped down approach with cutting edge animation. Read on to find out more.
Speaking to Associated Press in a recent interview in Tokyo, Higuchi called himself a big fan.
“I’m confident. I am among the top-50 lovers of Godzilla in the world. That’s how much I love Godzilla. Maybe I’m not in the top 10, but definitely in the top 50,” Higuchi said.
And Higuchi is an old hand at the ‘kaiju’ genre, having directed both “Godzilla” and Gamera” in the past millennium. His recent laurels include the live-action adaptation of “Attack On Titan” for the big screen. “Attack On Titan” featured a combination of computer generated imagery and miniature set models to represent the grotesque and huge titans. The 49-year-old director will be bringing his game, which he calls “hybrid technology” to the making to Godzilla for Toho Studios.
The franchise was all but dead in Japan until its recent revival due to 2014’s Hollywood production, “Godzilla.”
“Godzilla went through these stages, resetting itself, developing and then succumbing to exhaustion, until it just got so big it had to stop.” Higuchi said.
But now, with a bare bones take, combined with cutting edge graphics, Higuchi hopes to revive the genre. Filming for “Godzilla” starts next month.
Meanwhile, work is on progress for a sequel to the American movie. Tentatively titled “Godzilla 2”, Movie News Guide has reported that the film will feature many of the classic monsters from the Toho (Japanese) film series: Rodan, King Ghidorah, and Mothra.
“Godzilla 2” is slated to release in 2018.
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