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Thomas O’Connor on the three eras of the Godzilla franchise and what makes them special…
A new Japanese Godzilla movie is on the way, heralding the return of Toho’s epic franchise after over a decade of dormancy. Understandably, not everyone has the time or inclination to sit through hours upon hours of Godzilla films in preparation for Hideaki Anno and Shiji Higuchi’s Godzilla: Resurgence, and in all honesty, doing so probably isn’t necessary. But still, a solid primer on the history of the Godzilla franchise probably wouldn’t hurt for those curious to see what Japan has in response to Gareth Edwards’ stateside take on the franchise. That’s why here at Flickering Myth, we’re presenting a series dedicated to catching the rest of you up on the history of the franchise. Not just the films themselves, but the important figures behind the camera, »
- Thomas O'Connor
A Japanese version of U.S. TV series “Cold Case” is to be produced and screened by pay-tv group Wowow. It is the first time a localized version of the series has been made.
The original show was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Set in Philadelphia, it saw a homicide detective take on investigations which are no longer actively pursued by the police department.
The Japanese version will work on similar lines and be directed by Takafumi Hatano (director of hit Japanese series “Sp”), with Yamada Kosuke (“Thin Godzilla”) serving as the director of photography. Writers on the show include Takahisa Zeze, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Ryuta Hourai and Hiroshi Hayashi.
Wowow and Warner Bros. International Television Production will co-produce, with Wowow screening the series under its original drama series label Drama W. Ten episodes have been commissioned and are slated to begin airing from October. Wowow has previously aired all of the original U. »
- Patrick Frater
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