Toho is Developing a "Big-Scale" Anime GODZILLA Movie
Toho, the Japanese production company behind Godzilla, has announced that they will be developing the first feature-length anime Godzilla movie with Polygon Pictures! The movie is currently just called Godzilla, and it's scheduled to be released in 2017.
The film is being co-directed by Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan series) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Knights of Sidonia). The script for the film is being written by Gen Urobuchi, who is a popular writer of graphic novels, light novels, and anime scripts. One of his most recent credits includes the 2015 feature animation film Psycho-Pass: The Movie. Shizuno offered up the following brief statement:
“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."
There's no information on what the story will entail, but we have the image above that comes from the official website. It looks like a sci-fi type of Godzilla movie that takes place in the future. I'm sure we'll get some new details soon enough.
Toho recently made the upcoming Godzilla: Resurgence film, which looks amazing! The production company is obviously excited about the reinvigoration of the franchise and they are looking to expand on it. As a fan of animated films, I'm excited to see how this animated Godzilla movie turns out and what the creature design will look like.
Via: Anime News Network