Exciting news for Godzilla fans! Takashi Yamazaki’s highly anticipated film, “Godzilla Minus One,” will make its debut in U.S. theaters on December 1. Prepare for a thrilling cinematic experience as the legendary monster takes center stage once again. Get ready to witness the epic battles and awe-inspiring special effects that Yamazaki is known for. Mark your calendars and be prepared for an unforgettable encounter with the King of the Monsters!
TOHO recently disclosed the official title and release details for Takashi Yamazaki’s upcoming addition to the Godzilla franchise. The film, named Godzilla Minus One, is set to debut in U.S. theaters on December 1. Alongside this exciting announcement, the company also treated fans to a captivating teaser trailer and visually stunning artwork.
The movie unfolds in post-World War II Japan, immersing viewers in its captivating setting.
On “Godzilla Day,” November 3, 2023, the new film will premiere in Japan, coinciding with the anniversary of the original Godzilla film’s nationwide release on November 3, 1954. Serving as both the director and writer, Yamazaki is credited for the visual effects in this upcoming project. While primarily known for directing live-action films like Always: Sunset on Third Street, Returner, and Parasyte, Yamazaki has also directed CG films such as Stand By Me Doraemon.
TOHO made the initial announcement for this film on last year’s “Godzilla Day.”
The most recent Japanese live-action installment in TOHO’s long-running franchise is Hideaki Anno’s Shin Godzilla, which hit theaters in July 2016 and grossed 8.2 billion yen (US$75.6 million) in Japan. This film marked the return of the franchise after a 12-year absence following 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars. Funimation screened Shin Godzilla in North American theaters in October 2016.
The Godzilla Singular Point anime series made its debut in Japan in March 2021, with each episode premiering on Netflix in Japan prior to its television broadcast. The anime was later released internationally on Netflix in June 2021. Netflix had previously premiered a trilogy of Godzilla anime films between November 2017 and November 2018.
Godzilla vs. Kong, produced by Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment, opened in the United States in March 2021 and later in Japan in July 2021. The film’s sequel, titled Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, is scheduled to release on March 15, 2024, with IMAX screenings available on its premiere date. Additionally, Legendary Entertainment is developing a new series for the franchise exclusively for the Apple TV+ streaming service.