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JAMAAL - Indeed! The overall "emotion" I am gleaning from the 3D rendering you have presented via one of dread. It looks like Godzilla from the original film - only far more terrible in countenance! He truly looks like a nuclear nightmare; something not quite alive and not quite dead - held together by the very radiation that gave rise to it! I have great hopes for what is to come! :)
Jamal, check this thread...
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These 3D models by Dopepope are incredible! I can't stop looking them. This is simply very, very fine work and art.
With all the news we've been getting about Shin Gojira, a.k.a., Godzilla Resurgence, it's time for something.
With the weekend almost here, it's time for a Heisei Gamera Trilogy marathon. These are three of the best kaiju eiga made since the mid-1980's. And, the SFX were directed by Shinji Higuchi. The kaiju were designed by Mahiro Maeda, the designer of Shin-Goji.
It would be good to see the maquette from Takayuki Takeya. Given where we're at in the production projectory, I wonder when said maquette will appear. For GMK, there was a news conference with Director Shusuke Kaneko featuring the Godzilla maquette. Something like that would surely be welcomed by fans. They wouldn't have to give away too much. Just some vague, open to several types of interpretation plot points. Or, perhaps, Godzilla's appearance is supposed to stay under wraps until just before the theatrical run. Oops, too late for that.
I would settle for a discussion led by Higuchi, Maeda and Takeya, say, at, oh, I don't know, maybe Shinjuku Loft Plus One. A live talk show was held there during the production of Godzilla 2000 Millennium. It yielded some really good stuff: about the Mire-Goji design, the UFO, the cooperation expected between the live action and sfx directors, the way Godzilla was going to be portrayed, the name of the suit actor and other goodies.
Maybe down the line, something similar or comparable will transpire for Shin Gojira.
Hold on to your butt! From what I'm hearing, a trailer will either be here in March or April.
As you pointed out though, something should be happening soon. Perhaps an interview with Hideaki Anno about something within the film? Would be nice though.
The more I see the trailer that already released and just the images of shin Godzilla alone, can't help but make me feel like we're getting something not seen since 54'.
With each passing day, my hopes grow stronger. These men are up to something and something good for this movie. It's just a gut-feeling I have. We all know what Shinji Higuchi can do with the special effects and Hideaki Anno, his stuff is good and creepy at the same time.
I hope your news about a trailer is true. Shin Gojira is, for me, the most anticipated Godzilla film since GMK and Godzilla 2000 Millennium. I share your feeling that something special is in store because of the filmmakers. I would, at some point, like to see aspects of the film's production: behind the scenes, spx/vfx, interviews, making of the suits, the maquette, insights from the production staff, including the producers and designers.
I referenced the talk show held at Shinjuku Loft Plus One for Godzilla 2000 Millennium because of the insights it yielded regarding the film. Of course, by the time that event was held, about three versions or sets of posters had appeared online-at least two of them 'official.' Personally, I believe a similar event held there or at a comparable venue would be an excellent way to promote the film. If this is done, I hope it's filmed and made available in some way (Blu-ray/DVD extra, a link on the film's official site, etc).
I am really grateful, as a fan, that Toho is making another Godzilla, and that they've entrusted it to Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.
I am also pleased with the apparent direction the film is taking in terms of its approach and atmosphere. It's all speculative at this point. But, with all that's been said and reported, we have good reason to anticipate something exceptional, God willing.
To quote what you said, "the key is the execution." Well, I am of the belief that this IS the Godzilla film that was teased during the legendary film. So many believed that we were going to get that old DaiKaiju that first rampaged Tokyo 61 years ago. I believe this IS that Godzilla who is bringing death and destruction in his wake.
That being said, I think the execution is going to be promising in these men's hands. This is getting good with everything we have already.
And, from what I've heard, this movie will be "terrifying."
"And, from what I've heard, this movie will be "terrifying." "
I hope so. As August Ragone said on his excellent blog, Godzilla has not been terrifying of late. And this is true. The closest we've gotten to that was GMK. With Anno and Higuchi, perhaps a Godzilla will be taken to another level, horror-wise and be really scary. And this is what we've been told: by the directors, by 'sources' from the production. And he should be. I read recently on a site, the name of which escapes me at the moment, a quote attributed to Hideaki Anno. It basically said that Shin Gojira was going to be the type of movie that only Japanese filmmakers could make. This was music to my ears. Especially since this is Godzilla, and it's being made by two (very gifted) sons of the tokusatsu tradition.
If I can find the quote, I'll post it, God willing.
Same image as the poster, but with a little more of the design revealed, including that "sternum horn" which has become my favorite feature.
I like the "sternum horn" too. It helps to set this design apart fromwhat came before. It also features the 'angularity' I was kind of anticipating from a Anno-Higuchi (and Maeda) Godzilla.
@Jamaal and Gman2887,
Something is telling me that next month they'll show a little bit more of the design in a new poster. And, I want one to hang up in my room.
Wait...sternum horn...wouldn't that be a part of his ribcage?
This film, this Shin Gojira, continues to look good. It has a 'presence' even when there isn't a lot being reported or revealed. It's like the monster who's still in the story even when off camera, because of the references being made to it in the narrative.
"Something is telling me that next month they'll show a little bit more of the design in a new poster. And, I want one to hang up in my room."
You and me both. As for a look at the design, I'd like to see it straight on and a full body shot. A picture giving some sense of scale would be nice too.
Also, round trip tickets to Tokyo and lodging for longtime Godzilla fans who are also Navy veterans would be an excellent gesture, very gracious and generous.
Looking ahead, I would like to see the eventual Blu-ray, DVD release get special treatment. This would include: commentaries by the directors and designers, a look into Goji-con, making of/behind the scenes (icluding interviews with Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi), opening night/premiere coverage, trailers/TV spots and footage of the events held during the run up to, or after, the theatrical release. I remember there being an event at Shinjuku Loft Plus One after the release of GMK. There are pictures of it on Shusuke Kaneko's website. If the same is done for Shin Gojira, I would like to see it. (Actually, I rather be at it.)
If I think of anything else, I'll share it.
Here's the link to the description and photos of the GMK event at Shinjuku Loft Plus One:
I believe the narrative is provided by Norman England, our door to so many things Toho and Daiei related.
Don't think I was ever aware of the Loft Plus One event for GMK. Those are some nice pictures and really nice nod of how important that particular movie was to both fans and the franchise. It's nice to recall certain films of higher quality not being treated like ever other movie in the series.
You're very welcome, Gman.
Yes. It looks like it was something special, with all of that talent on hand to talk about this significant entry in the Franchise.
I hope, I would like, to see something comparable for Shin Gojira. I think we all believe that it could be something very special. If that potential is realized, I hope this film gets accorded the treatment a landmark film deserves. And if it is, I hope it can also be arranged to make this treatment accessible to fans (and non-fans, for that matter) outside of Japan.
Dear Toho: if Anno and Higuchi come through for you (and I believe they will), please be an advocate for the fans and push for a Blu-ray/DVD release that befits a great Godzilla film. I know it's not completely up to you. But we would like to see and experience as much of Shin Gojira as we can. Yes, I know: the film is still under production, so this is somewhat premature. But, it's just a feeling this fan, this longtime fan, has.
An idea would also be to have Godzilla experts like August Ragone, Ed Godzieswki, and Steve Ryfle to provide some kind of background through commentary like the classic media release of the Toho Godzilla collection.
Ah, good old Gmk. Thanks for that link Jamaal.
I'm beginning to think that around March will also be the month the full official movie poster will be revealed. Or, within the next two months some official marketing for toys and stuff will be released.
Man, the countdown is underway and my ego can't handle this build up. It's been 32 years, well almost, since the last solo Godzilla film. And, I'm really looking forward to this.
Please let Godzilla Resurgence come to North America for a theatrical release like Godzilla 2000. That's all I'm asking for at this point and I believe others like me would love to experience another Japanese Godzilla film on the big screen.
"Please let Godzilla Resurgence come to North America for a theatrical release like Godzilla 2000. That's all I'm asking for at this point and I believe others like me would love to experience another Japanese Godzilla film on the big screen."
Yes! A limited theatrical release in North America a la Attack On Titan would be most welcomed and appreciated. Also, it could be screened by entities like American Cinemateque, which has hosted screenings of Godzilla films at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. A limited release in the regular theaters will help to expose feature fans to this beautiful genre, art form and series.
And as Huge-Ben alluded to, there is nothing like experiencing Godzilla on the big screen.