It has been the law of the movie land: People run, scream and try to hide from a rampaging big monster.
Toho, the company from the Far East that first plied the Godzilla trade since 1954 is affirming their claim from the western powers once more, who have been picking a continous fight with their own brand of American Godzilla especially with the success of Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla monster film. A recent footage of the upcoming Japanese reboot entitled Godzilla: Resurgence has been released and it has all the ingredients of a population running amok plus the suspenseful music tantamount to an approacing danger. See attached video below. The only gripe one may somehow immediately expressed after viewing the official trailer is that, “Where is Godzilla?”
For those scratching their heads but shaken to the core of the measly 33-second official Japanese video; the absence of the behemoth except for the guttural growl of the kaiju in the dying seconds of the trailer does leave a much stronger impression. It gets into the viewers’ heads and amplify the instinctual permission that this monster is relentless and unstoppable.
Taichi Ueda was quoted in Variety last September saying, “the time has come for Japan to make a film that will not lose to Hollywood.”
The Toho producer though has clammed up on the details of their follow-up to 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars except that Hideaki Anno of “Evangelion” fame will pen the script and Shinji Higuchi, who carried the load for the “Attack on Titan” special effects are both involved.
Fans however, are locked-in two camps as their has been a blah-blah of sorts in the comments section of Youtube for the untranslated video.
Will this be a straight movie or a found footage as distinguished by the trailer?
“I doubt it. I don’t think the Japanese film industry, is too keen on found footage films. It’s a lazy way to make movies and I can’t imagine Anno doing that to his fans,” expressed Nexus Verbal
Spectracon countered with, “Bullshit, found footage films immerse you into the universe of the films!”
Whatever the style of film for the plot device, Japan’s incoming take of their revered kaiju will be breathtakingly terrifying as presented by the recent poster, as seen above on the featured image, which was released by Toho via Tech Times.
Photo Source: Godzilla/Toho Studios