Funimation Reveals Details, Territories For Shin Godzilla License
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
FUNimation Entertainment announced more details on Friday for its license of TOHO's Godzilla: Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) film. The company has licensed the theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand, and broadcast rights for the film, and its license covers North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Funimation plans to release the film in theaters in late 2016.
The film will open in Japan on July 29, and will have IMAX, MX4D, and 4DX screenings. The film is the 29th Godzilla film by TOHO.
Evangelion director Hideaki Anno and live-action Attack on Titan film director Shinji Higuchi are collaborating on the film. Anno is serving as chief director and writer, while Higuchi is directing the new film and is also serving as visual effects director. Mahiro Maeda (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Animatrix, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, "Kyōshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru") worked on the image designs, and Takayuki Takeya (Kamen Rider Drive, live-action Attack on Titan) worked on the character designs based on the concepts by Maeda and Anno.