The latest composer of the Godzilla series, Japanese Academy Award winning Naoki Sato, will soon be dropping the score for the highly anticipated Godzilla Minus One. Sato has been Yamazaki's primary composer throughout most his career. Sato is also no stranger to Godzilla, having reworked Akira Ifukube's legendary Godzilla theme in 2007's Always: Sunset on Third Street 2. He was nominated again for his work in The Eternal Zero (2013) and also composed music for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Take a look at the track listing below:
There's no word on whether or not we'll hear some familiar themes in Minus One, but given Yamazaki's reverence for the series and the fact that Sato has played with the Ifukube theme before, it's not unlikely.
The CD release for Godzilla Minus One drops in Japan on November 4th, 2023. Meanwhile, a vinyl release, limited to 500 units, will hit Japan on December 15th, 2023. No word on an international release just yet.
Set in a post-war Japan, Godzilla Minus One will once again show us a Godzilla that is a terrifying and overwhelming force. Japan, which had already been devastated by the war, faces a new threat with Godzilla, bringing the country from nothing (zero) into the ‘minus.’
Godzilla Minus One is directed by Takashi Yamazaki. An award winning filmmaker and avid Godzilla fan, his work on Always: Sunset on Third Street (2005) earned him two Japanese Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Screenwriter. He was honored with another Best Director and Best Screenplay nomination for the sequel, Always: Sunset on Third Street 2 (2007). In 2016, he won the Best Director category again for The Eternal Zero. Yamazaki also helmed highly acclaimed actioners, Returner, Space Battleship Yamato and many others.
He gave Godzilla a cameo during an opening dream sequence in Always: Sunset on Third Street 2. In 2021 he returned to Godzilla and directed footage for Seibuen Amusement Park's Godzilla the Ride: Giant Monster Battle Summit.
Godzilla Minus One opens in Japan on November 3rd, 2023, Godzilla Day.
It opens in the United States on December 1st, 2023.
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This article was written By G. H. (Gman) and published on 2023-10-06 13:20:38
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