A new but totally different Godzilla is invading your screens in 2017. While there are only a few details about the animated film, the early green light for it has set the hype going. Recent news revealed that Polygon Pictures Inc. will produce the Godzilla film. And it looks like the production team handling the animated film is complete. It will be co-directed by Hiroyuki Seshita (Knights of Sidonia and Ajin: Demi Human) and Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare.)
There?s no story concept at this moment, but the people behind the animated film know exactly who to work with. Gen Urobuchi, the writer behind ?Puella Magi Madoka Magica? animated series, is now being hailed as the writer for the new film. In the past, Urobuchi has written stories for ?Psycho Pass? and ?Fate/Zero.?
While there have not been any Godzilla animated films in the past, an animated series adaptation was released in 1978. Released in the United States, Hannah-Barbera Productions also produced the follow up series: 1998?s ?Godzilla: The Series?
Success Story in Films
In July, Japan released ?Shin Godzilla?, which incredibly succeeded in theaters in the region. The box office success film?started when it was released on July 29, 2016. Meanwhile, Legendary Films will release Godzilla 2, a sequel to its 2014 original film.
?Godzilla vs. Kong?, on the other hand, is scheduled for release in 2020. No details about the film have been given.
More about the animated film will be released soon, but in the latest statement given by Shizuno, he said ?We?re aiming to make a big-scale animation entertainment that people who love Godzilla and people who know nothing about him can both enjoy.?
Meanwhile, Funimation is all set to release ?Shin Godzilla in theaters worldwide after the legendary film amassed $50 million in earnings in its Japan launching alone. Are you excited to see Godzilla?s animated version on the big screen? Make sure to follow us here on TheBitBag for the final release date of the Godzilla animated film.