Looks like mammoth monsters are set to make a giant return to the big screen. With Legendary Pictures’ successful launch of their own Godzilla franchise in 2014, which will ultimately meet up with their new King Kong reboot set for next year, the Japanese studio that brought the original Godzilla to wreak havoc on Tokyo is back with their own reboot of the King of the Monsters. Toho is bringing the legendary lizard back to theaters for its 29th feature film this July in Godzilla Resurgence. This will mark the first Godzilla film from Toho since 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars.
The film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, with Anno handling screenplay duties and Higuchi in charge of overseeing the F/X. Higuchi is no stranger to big, F/X-driven films as he directed last year’s epic two part Attack on Titan. Also coming over from that film is special effects supervisor, Katsuro Onoue. The film also stars two more Titan alumni, Hiroki Hasegawa and Gore 4 fav, Satomi Ishihara (above), who managed to upstage an army of soldiers and a gang of giants with her charisma and charm. Here, she plays a Special Envoy to the President of the United States, which will require her to speak in English, no small task.
As for Godzilla himself, the film is using a combination of the beloved man-in-suit puppetry, along with animatronics and digital effects to bring audiences the most terrifying Godzilla yet. See what you think of this new version of Godzilla with his longer tail and mean-looking face in the trailer below. Godzilla Resurgence is set to open in Japan on July 29th, with other countries hopefully soon to follow.