LOOK: Netflix's Newest Anime Is an Epic Godzilla Movie
Your favorite cinematic monster is back.
(SPOT.ph) Can you believe that Godzilla has been around since the '50s? The beloved pop culture icon has appeared in plenty of adaptations over the decades, including: U.S. and Japan comic books, Universal Pictures' King Kong vs. Gozilla in 1962, Tristar Pictures' Godzilla in 1998, Toho's Godzilla 2000 in 1999, Warner Bros. Pictures' Godzilla in 2014, and Toho's Shin Godzilla in 2016.
Now, Netflix is entering the anime game with their own take on the fictional monster. Entitled Godzilla: Monster Planet, the full-length feature film will be the first of a planned movie trilogy. The story takes the franchise 20,000 years into the future, when Godzilla freely reigns and mankind must face the beast in an epic battle for the ages.
A release date has yet to be announced, but we do know it's set for a theatrical release in Japan this 2017, followed by worldwide streaming on Netflix. Even more exciting, the new film is animated by Polygon Pictures, a Japanese animation studio behind films like 2002's Ghost In The Shell and shows like 2011's Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Godzilla is just one of Netflix's highly anticipated anime offerings in partnership with Japanese studios; the streaming giant is confirmed to release 12 new anime shows, but we'll be sharing more on those very soon.