Since its inception in 1954, the familiar portrayal of the colossal reptilian monster Godzilla ejecting radioactive beams and pulverizing metropolitan cities remains an enduring icon in the cinematic universe.
The highly-anticipated Japanese film Godzilla Minus One, the 37th film in the Godzilla franchise, is slated to hit U.S. theaters on December 1, 2023.
Just today, Toho Co., Ltd., the Japanese entertainment company, unveiled its official trailer for the film — set to become Japan’s first released domestic Godzilla production since Shin Godzilla in 2016.
The trailer transcends viewers to when Japan began to show glimpses of recovery in the aftermath of World War II. However, when Godzilla awakens and emerges from the sea, the country plunges into sheer darkness. Warn-torn buildings are demolished and citizens are chased down by the skyscraper-sized kaiju.
The film, directed by Takeshi Yamazaki, blends the classic intimidation display of Godzilla with a deep dive into the history of post-war Japan.
The cast includes Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando and Kuranosuke Sasaki.
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