Shin Godzilla Trailer

Godzilla already made a comeback in the United States with director Gareth Edwards taking a stab at the king of monsters. But now the creators of Godzilla are giving him a revival of their own with Shin Godzilla, formerly known as Godzilla: Resurgence.

FUNimation is bringing the Japanese sci-fi flick to the United States for a limited engagement, opting to keep the original Japanese title. And when you see the Shin Godzilla trailer, you’ll see that this is a Japanese Godzilla movie through and through, however, there does appear to be a slight touch of Cloverfield in there as well. Watch below!

There’s something really compelling about this trailer. The style is unlikely anything we’ve seen in the United States for a monster movie like this. Some of the cinematography is surprising, especially of the humans working to figure out what’s going on in Japan when a monster attacks their city. There’s even some found footage moments scattered throughout. Plus, the sheer scale feels bigger than any previous Japanese iteration of Godzilla we’ve seen before. It just looks and feels different in a really exciting way.

Of course, since this is a US trailer for a Japanese movie, it appears to go out of its way to hide the fact that this movie will be in Japanese. There will be subtitles that you’ll have to read if you go see this, and I can already imagine some people curious enough to check this movie out who don’t know any better getting annoyed by that. It’s inevitable. But maybe they’ll deal with it and find a cool new Godzilla movie to enjoy straight from Japan. Here’s hoping it comes close enough to some of the most hardcore fans out there so they can see this new take on the monster for themselves.

Shin Godzilla is co-directed by Hideaki Anno (creator of Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi ( Toho’s 2015 Attack on Titan live action movies) and it gets a limited release in the US for just one week starting on October 11.

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.

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