Japan's New 'Godzilla Resurgence' Will Hit US Theaters Late This Year

Good news, Godzilla fans! The new Godzilla movie from Toho Company in Japan will actually be hitting US theaters this year as well. Godzilla Resurgence, or Shin Gojira as its known in Japan, opens in theaters over there starting July 29th - this month. Announced during Comic-Con, anime distributor Funimation has revealed that they will be releasing Shin Gojira in US theaters sometime in "late 2016". The announcement was made on Funimation's Twitter, but no exact date has been set yet, though we expect to see it sometime late in the fall around November or December. We just posted the latest full trailer for Godzilla Resurgence this week and I think it looks badass, hearkening back to the original man-in-suit films from the 1950s-60s.

See the press release of Shin Godzilla by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi! #ShinGodzilla https://t.co/SSPauxiOBL pic.twitter.com/B7sOUkFj4A

— Funimation (@FUNimation) July 22, 2016

Above is the tweet sent out by Funimation announcing the release in the film's US later this year. Godzilla Resurgence is co-directed by Japanese filmmaking legends Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (known for his visual effects for the Gamera trilogy). The screenplay is credited to Hideaki Anno. "Funimation is extremely pleased to be working with Toho to bring Shin Godzilla to audiences across the Americas," said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. It looks like the title here will actually be Shin Godzilla. Shin Gojira is a Japanese tokusatsu kaiju film – a live action science fiction monster movie featuring special effects. It is the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho. Stay tuned an exact release.