- Release Dates
- In Theaters: October 11, 2016
Starring Jun Kunimura, Issei Takahashi, Ken Mitsuishi, Ren Ôsugi
Directed by Shinji Higuchi, Hideaki Anno
Shin Godzilla (2016) will release in limited US movie theaters starting October 11 - 18, 2016.
Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA - September 9, 2016. The iconic science-fiction monster Godzilla makes land fall in the U.S. and Canada this October with the North American theatrical release of "SHIN GODZILLA" from Toho Company, Ltd--and you can score your tickets now! Fans have been clamoring for news of the film"s theatrical dates ever since Funimation(R) Films made its surprise acquisition announcement in July at San Diego Comic Con 2016. The company revealed that "SHIN GODZILLA" will roar into theaters for a limited engagement October 11 - 18, screening in more than 440 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets for "SHIN GODZILLA" are now available for pre-purchase on the official film website beginning today, September 9. You can also use the theater locator on the official website to find where SHIN GODZILLA is playing near you, as well as watch the heart-stopping movie trailer!
"We are thrilled to bring "SHIN GODZILLA" to theaters across North America this October," said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. "Toho established Godzilla as one of the most iconic monsters in science fiction history and we"re honored to now be a part of that history with the theatrical release of this new movie. Fans will not want to miss this limited theatrical event."
Co-directed by Hideaki Anno (creator of "Evangelion") and Shinji Higuchi (director of Toho"s 2015 "Attack on Titan" live action movies), "SHIN GODZILLA" is the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho and represents a brand-new chapter in the 62-year history of this celebrated movie monster. The film stars Hiroki Hasegawa and Satomi Ishihara - both also from the "Attack on Titan" live-action movies - as well as Yutaka Takenouchi.
"Movie audiences can look forward to a great time watching "SHIN GODZILLA" this October," said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. "A larger than life monster like Godzilla has to be experienced on the big screen. And we expect this movie to sell out in numerous theaters so we encourage fans to purchase tickets in advance."
SHIN GODZILLA has been a big hit in Japan since its opening on July 29, 2016, which garnered a box office of ? 845,675,500 and total audience of 564,332 during its first three days. To date in Japan, the movie has grossed ? 5,302,014,700 at the box office and 3,637,748 in total attendance.
In advance of the movie"s opening, Funimation will be hosting two premieres of "SHIN GODZILLA" -- on October 3 in Los Angeles and on October 5 in New York -- before opening on the day of New York Comic Con 2016. Additional details on these two events to be announced.
To purchase tickets, locate a theater in your city, or find more information on "SHIN GODZILLA," visit funimationfilms.com/shingodzilla.
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Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Funimation Entertainment, acquires both anime and live-action movies from prominent international filmmakers that appeal to the interests and passion of all types of fans and distributes them throughout North America. The division was launched in December 2014 following the box office success of "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" that same year. Funimation Films released "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection "F"" a year later and which became #9 highest-grossing anime movie in North America. Funimation Entertainment is a subsidiary of Group 1200 Media, a fully integrated, next-generation, independent entertainment studio based in Dallas. For more information on Funimation Films, visit funimationfilms.com.
Co-directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi"s Godzilla Resurgence (2016) was announced at the San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Funimation panel to get a US release via Funimation. This Godzilla film is the 29th Godzilla movie from Toho. The co-directors also directed the live-action Attack on Titan movies. Godzilla Resurgence will release in Japan on July 29, 2016, with no US release date confirmed yet, but Funimation should release a US release date soon.
Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation had this to say:
Funimation is extremely pleased to be working with Toho to bring Shin Godzilla to audiences across the Americas. Godzilla became a science fiction icon from the moment Toho brought it to the big screen in 1954. We"re honored to be a part of its rich history.
Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation added:
Shin Godzilla represents a brand new chapter in the 62-year history of this iconic science fiction monster. We"re excited to bring audiences this new vision of Godzilla from Toho as reimagined by directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.
Synopsis:Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster.
Directors: Shinji Higuchi, Hideaki Anno
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Adventure
Runtime: 120 /
Writers: Hideaki Anno
Producers: Minami Ichikawa, Kensei Mori, Yoshihiro Satô, Masaya Shibusawa, Taichi Ueda, Kazutoshi Wadakura, Akihiro Yamauchi
Musicians: Shiro Sagisu
Cinematographers: Kosuke Yamada
Editors: Hideaki Anno, Atsuki Sato
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