Shin Godzilla to Screen in Canada on October 12, 19, 24

posted on by Karen Ressler

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Monday that Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi's Shin Godzilla film will open in Canadian theaters on October 12, October 19, and October 24.

Funimation will host two premieres in Los Angeles on October 3 and in New York on October 5 (one day before New York Comic Con 2016.) The film will then screen with English subtitles in over 440 theaters in the United States and Canada from October 11 to October 18.

Funimation describes the story:

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.

Shin Godzilla represents the latest in TOHO's film series after a 12-year absence since 2004's Godzilla: Final Wars. The film opened in Japan on July 29, and has earned more than 6 billion yen (about US$58.18 million) and sold more than 4.1 million tickets. The film has surpassed the earnings and ticket sales of director Hideaki Anno's previous film, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. Co-directing with the Evangelion creator was Shinji Higuchi, Anno's frequent collaborator and the director of the live-action Attack on Titan films.

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