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While we wait in anticipation for Godzilla 2 in March 2019, Japan has been enjoying their own epic Godzilla movie, which has been tearing up the box-office since its July 29th release. With it earning ￥5.3 billion ($51.63M) over its Japanese theatrical run, it was only natural for the movie to make its way westward and get an American release.
Well, it’s now official and the film’s international distributor, Funimation Films, will be releasing Shin Godzilla in the U.S. and Canada in more than 440 screens between October 11th and October 18th. Shin Godzilla, from directors Hideaki Anno (the creator of Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (director of the two Japanese Attack on Titan movies), will be screened in its native language with English subtitles and a full list of locations can be found on the Funimation Film website. There you’ll be able to pre-order tickets from September 9th.
You can watch the Japanese trailer for Shin Godzilla below:
“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.”
Image: Toho Company, Ltd.