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Shin Godzilla Creators Teaming Back Up to Create Shin Ultraman

Fans of the 2016 film Shin Godzilla have a treat in store, as the directors of that film, Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, are now working on their new film, Shin Ultraman. Variety reports that the adaptation will be a live action film, which “is based on the iconic 1966 tokusatsu (“special effects”) TV series about a giant alien that battles space monsters to save the Earth. But when it’s not fighting it takes a human form.”

Anno will be writing the script for the film, and the filmmakers have hired Masami Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima and Takumi Saito to star. Anno and Higuchi are both fans of the franchise, and Higuchi previously stated about the film, “A baton has been entrusted to me that has been shining ever since I was small child. I will solemnly strive to fulfill my responsibility to pass on that heavy, radiant baton created by my seniors.
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New Ultraman Movie Coming From Evangelion's Hideaki Anno

Shamus Kelley Aug 6, 2019

The creator of Evangelion and co-director of Shin Godzilla is taking on a live-action Ultraman movie!

Get in the Ultraman, Shinji! With Evangelion in the news recently thanks to it streaming on Netflix, it's a delightful time to hear that Hideaki Anno (the creator of Evangelion) will be working on a new entry in the Ultraman franchise. Shin Ultraman will be based on the classic 1966 tokusatsu series that featured the titular Ultraman fighting against giant space monsters.

Anno will be joined by Shinji Higuchi, who along with Anno were co-directors of the 2016 film Shin Godzilla. Anna will serve as writer and Higuchi will head up production. Masami Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima and Takumi Saito have signed to star. The release is set for 2021, with Tsuburaya Production, Toho and Khara producing. Thanks to Variety for their report on this one.

Anna is currently working on his long awaited Evangelion 4.0 Final film,
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Shin Godzilla directors reteaming for Shin Ultraman

Variety is reporting that Shin Godzilla co-directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi are set to reunite for Shin Ultraman, a live-action feature based upon the classic Japanese TV series.

“A baton has been entrusted to me that has been shining ever since I was small child,” said Higuchi. “I will solemnly strive to fulfill my responsibility to pass on that heavy, radiant baton created by my seniors.”

Ultraman launched in 1966 and follows the high-tech police force Science Patrol and its giant hero Ultraman, who protect Earth from giant monsters and invading aliens.

Tokyo-based Tsuburaya Productions announced back in December of last year that it intended to relaunch the character across multiple platforms.

Shin Ultraman, which will star Masami Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima and Takumi Saito, has been slated for release in 2021, with Tsuburaya producing alongside Toho and Anno’s Studio Khara.

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Shin Ultraman Movie Is Coming in 2021 from Shin Godzilla Team

Ultraman is getting ready for his big comeback. It's been announced that Studio Khara has partnered with Toho Co. for Shin Ultraman, a brand new live-action movie that will reimagine that long-standing Japanese superhero for the modern age. Director Shinji Higuchi and writer Hideaki Anno, the team behind 2016's Shin Godzilla, are on board to bring the project to life, which could be very good news for the franchise, considering how well that movie was received. In any event, get ready for an Ultraman reboot in the not-too-distant future.

According to an announcement made by the companies, Shin Ultraman will arrive in theaters in 2021. No specific release date has been announced at this time. Shinji Higuchi will serve as director, with Hideaki Anno penning the screenplay. A draft of the script is said to have already been turned in as of February. Unfortunately, at present, no specific story details have been made available.
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Shin Ultraman Will Battle Kaiju in 2021

Toho and the team behind 2016’s Shin Godzilla will be giving Ultraman the same treatment. The kaiju-busting alien superhero from the 1960s is being revamped for the 21st Century, and Shin Ultraman is eyeing a 2021 release date. Shinji Higuchi will direct. There’s not much else to report at this time, but we’ll bring you […]

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Shin Godzilla Directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi Developing Shin Ultraman

If, like me, you enjoyed how the end of every episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers basically turned into a massive monster Godzilla movie, then you have the highly influential Ultraman to thank, and it's especially fitting that a Shin Ultraman movie is in development with the directors of 2016's Shin Godzilla.

Variety reports that Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, the directors behind Toho's Shin Godzilla movie, are developing Shin Ultraman, a live-action film based on Tsuburaya Productions' classic tokusatsu hero franchise that pitted Ultraman against creatures from space.

An alien visitor from beyond the stars, Ultraman has the ability to look like a human and can also morph to a towering height to defend Earth from colossal threats. The first episode of many Ultraman iterations premiered in 1967 (not long after the final episode of Ultra Q aired), and there are now more than 1100 episodes and 20 movies featuring
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‘Shin Ultraman’ in the Works Through Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi

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‘Shin Ultraman’ in the Works Through Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi
Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, co-directors of the 2016 smash hit “Shin Godzilla,” are teaming up again to make the film “Shin Ultraman.” Studio Khara, the animation house Anno launched in 2006, made the announcement on Thursday.

The live action film is based on the iconic 1966 tokusatsu (“special effects”) TV series about a giant alien that battles space monsters to save the Earth. But when it not fighting it takes a human form.

Anno will serve as scriptwriter for Higuchi’s production unit. Masami Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima and Takumi Saito have signed to star. The release is set for 2021, with Tsuburaya Production, Toho and Khara producing.

Anno is currently busy with work on “Evangelion 4.0 Final,” the last installment in his “Remake of the Evangelion” animation franchise. Following its completion, he expects to devote himself full-time to “Shin Ultraman.”

“A baton has been entrusted to me that has been shining ever since I was small child,
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Attack on Titan Live-Action Movie Gets It Director Andy Muschietti

Attack on Titan Live-Action Movie Gets It Director Andy Muschietti
After making insane amounts of money at the box office with last year's horror hit It, director Andy Muschietti has now lined up his next major project. Warner Bros. has finalized a deal with Japanese publisher Kodansha to adapt the popular manga series Attack on Titan into a feature film. With the rights now in place, the studio has brought on Muschietti to direct the film, hoping to see some of that success translate into his next movie. Producing the film will be Barbara Muschietti, Masi Oka (Mega Man), and David Heyman (Harry Potter series).

Since its conception in 2009, Attack on Titan has proven to be immensely popular, selling over 76 million copies worldwide. The manga series takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where gargantuan man-eating humanoids known as "Titans" have wiped out most of humanity. People have only survived by building gigantic walls to protect themselves from the Titans, but after a century of peace,
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‘It’ director Andy Muschietti to helm Manga adaptation ‘Attack on Titan’

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The next big-budget live-action Manga adaptation, Attack on Titan, is to be directed by ‘It’ director, Andy Muschietti for Warner Bros. Pictures.

The highly popular franchise won’t be based on the original or the anime series but is said to be an adaptation of the two-part Japanese live-action film adaptation that debuted in 2015.

The action is set a century after the sudden arrival of mysterious gigantic humanoid creatures named Titans who devour human beings one after the other. The creatures brought mankind to the brink of extinction, and the remnants of the human population now live in relative peace behind massive walls erected to defend themselves.

Also in the news – Alexander Skarsgard in talks to join ‘Godzilla Vs Kong’

David Heyman, Masi Oka, and Barbara Muschietti will produce. Warner Bros are currently on the hunt for a screenwriter to bring this to idea to life.

Attack on Titan’ is
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Andy Muschietti to Direct ‘Attack on Titan’ for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

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Andy Muschietti to Direct ‘Attack on Titan’ for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)
After the record-breaking box office run of “It,” director Andy Muschietti has found his next project.

Muschietti will direct a feature film adaptation of “Attack on Titans” for Warner Bros. The studio finalized a deal with Japan-based publishing company Kodansha on Monday.

Attack on Titan,” written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama, has become one of the best-selling manga series with over 76 million copies in print since debuting in 2009. It is set in a world in which humanity lives in cities surrounded by enormous walls protecting themselves from gigantic humanoids that are referred to as titans.

David Heyman is producing the film with Masi Oka (“Mega Man”) and Andy’s sister Barbara Muschietti (“It” and “Mama”).

This isn’t the first time “Attack on Titan” is getting the big screen treatment. Shinji Higuchi directed a Japanese version in 2015. It was released in two parts and earned $46 million. In 2013, Wit Studios debuted an anime television series.
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Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for Godzilla: City On The Edge Of Battle and Castlevania Season 2

Netflix continues to give anime fans plenty to look forward to in the following months, as they recently revealed the premiere dates for Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (the sequel film to Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters) and Castlevania Season 2:

From the Press Release: "Los Angeles, Calif. - July 5, 2018 - Today, as part of their NetflixAnime panel at Anime Expo, Netflix announced two new anime series, along with the renewal of popular series Aggretsuko for a second season, as well as date announcements and first look images for upcoming titles in their growing anime slate, including the following:

New Series Ultraman will launch in Spring 2019 New Series Kengan Ashura will launch in 2019 Aggretsuko will return for a second season in 2019 Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle will launch on July 18, 2018 Dragon Pilot will launch on September 21, 2018 Castlevania Season 2 will launch on October 26, 2018 Cannon Busters
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‘Aggretsuko’ Renewed, and ‘Castlevania’ Season 2 Premiere Date Announced With First-Look Photos

Netflix’s cutest death-metal fan is returning for more face-melting good times. The streaming service announced Monday at Anime Expo it has renewed “Aggretsuko” for Season 2.

The charming anime series follows 25-year-old red panda Retsuko, who works an oppressive office job by day and vents her frustrations through death metal karaoke at night. The series examines micro-aggressions, sexism, and the pressures society puts on people to conform to a specific “good” person image.

In the Season 1 review, IndieWire noted, “As it stands, this delightful season is more like filling up on Costco samples than a more substantial series binge. That’s no doubt part of its charm. If Netflix sees fit to renew it for another season, however, there’s definitely an appetite for meatier fare.”

Watch the sizzle reel below:

Castlevania” Season 2

At the expo, Netflix also revealed “Castlevania” Season 2’s release date in addition to some first-look photos below.
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Netflix Orders Two Anime Series, Renews ‘Aggretsuko’ & Sets Four Premiere Dates

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It’s a busy Fifth of July for Netflix on the animation front. The streamer has ordered a pair of new anime series — Ultraman and Kengan Ashura — renewed rookie Aggretsuko and set premiere dates for three other new series and one sophomore.

Season 2 of Castlevania will kick off October 26, and launch dates are final for the new series Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (July 18), Dragon Pilot (September 21) and Cannon Busters (April 1). Read their descriptions below.

Ultraman, which will launch in the spring, is an action drama centered on a man possessing the spirit and DNA of the legendary hero Ultraman as he wears a metallic ultra suit and fights against evil. Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki direct the series from Production I.G and Sola Digital.

Kengan Ashura, from Larx Entertainment, follows Kazuo Yamashita is an ordinary 56-year-old man who one day is summoned by the chairman of his
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Film Review: Godzilla Resurgence (2016) by Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi

The third reboot of one of Japan’s most famous and successful franchises, and the 31st installment in the series was meant to be one of the greatest. Allocating a rather large budget (Us$15 million) and tasking Hideaki Ano, director of “Evangelion” and Shinji Higuchi, director of “Sinking in Japan, and special effects director of “Gamera”, and one of the top special effects supervisors in Japan, with the film’s direction, it was evident that Toho was not about to leave anything on chance. The result was hugely successful, since “Shin Godzilla” was the highest-grossing live-action Japanese film of 2016 and is the highest-grossing Japanese-produced Godzilla film. Furthermore, it received 11 Japan Academy Prize nominations and won seven, including Picture of the Year and Director of the Year.

The film follows the regular script of the franchise, as an unknown, gigantic creature appears in Japan from the sea, wreaking
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‘Shin Godzilla’ Blu-ray Review

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Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Ôsugi, Akira Emoto, Kengo Kôra, Mikako Ichikawa, Jun Kunimura, Pierre Taki, Kyûsaku Shimada, Ken Mitsuishi, Shingo Tsurumi, Kimiko Yo | Written by Hideaki Anno | Directed by Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi

Godzilla, officially The King of the Monsters, returns to his Japanese roots following the 2014 Gareth Edwards directed Us film in Shin Godzilla. Set in present-day Japan, the film sees an unexplained seismic event occur off the coast of Shinagawa, causing ripple effects all the way to the capital. Ministers scramble to figure out what’s going on but only cabinet secretary Rando Yaguchi knows what the audience already does. That Godzilla has majestically returned and has his fire-breathing, stomping sights on Tokyo once more…

It’s hard to belive that Godzilla, such a symbol of the nuclear fallout of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; and (to a lesser extent) the Daigo
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Toho's Shin Godzilla Sequel Won't Happen Until After 2020

I enjoyed the hell out of Toho's Shin Godzilla! I've been wondering when we might see a sequel and unfortunately, we're going to have to wait a long time.

The deal that Toho ended up making with Legendary Pictures to make Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs. Kong prevents them from making a sequel to Shin Godzilla until after those movies are released. This means we're going to have to wait until after 2020 before we see it happen.

Shin Godzilla co-director Shinji Higuchi recently spoke at G-Fest Xxiv saying, explaining:

“A lot of people have questions. ‘When is the next Japanese Godzilla movie coming out?’ They cannot make it until after 2020.”

That's a bummer and a shame. Even though I'm excited about Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla Vs. Kong, I'd be way more excited about a seeing a sequel to Shin Godzilla. If you haven't seen Shin Godzilla yet,
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Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla Resurgence) movie review: big in Japan

MaryAnn’s quick take… Toho’s reboot of its most famous kaiju is, amidst intense monster action, a bitter satire on bureaucracy and a cautionary tale about humanity’s collective folly. I’m “biast” (pro): love a good monster movie

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

This is unprecedented!” a government functionary announces as a hideous giant sea monster is crawling through Tokyo and wreaking unspeakable damage. But is it? Well, yes: with Shin Godzilla — aka Shin Gojira, aka Godzilla Resurgence — legendary Japanese studio Toho fully reboots its most famous monster. In the world of this movie, Tokyo has never before seen a kaiju attack. (Nor, it would seem, has anywhere else on the planet.) In the world of kaiju movies, we’ve never seen anything quite like this: there are no subplots, no romance, no distraction of any kind from the disaster at hand.
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New to Streaming: ‘Alien: Covenant,’ ‘Shin Godzilla,’ ‘Adaptation,’ ‘Slack Bay,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Adaptation (Spike Jonze)

It’s almost depressing to rewatch Adaptation in 2016, because it’s a reminder of how strong an actor Nicolas Cage is when he actually invests himself in good projects. It was soon after this that his career went off the rails, but he’s remarkably impressive here, playing the dual roles of Charlie Kaufman and his fictional twin brother, Donald. As much a mind-fuck as any other Kaufman screenplay,
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‘Shin Godzilla’ stomps across UK shores this Summer

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Hey all you Og Godzilla fans, we have some pretty awesome news for you all… Well all you UK guys that is. Today we got some fantastic news from the folks at Manga UK and felt like we just had to share it with you!

That’s right Shin Godzilla, the 29th installment of the long running franchise, Finally is making its way to the UK shores and guess what… It’s even hitting the cinemas! Now it is only going to be a short lived run, so if your a true fan you will need to book tickets as soon as you have read all this awesome newsy goodness.

From the press release:

Godzilla makes land fall in the UK this August with the theatrical release of Shin Godzilla from Toho Company, Ltd. Today, Manga Entertainment revealed that Shin Godzilla will roar into cinemas for a limited engagement on Thursday 10th August.
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