This week in cinemas: ‘Shin Godzilla’ (Japan)

Shin GodzillaStomping into Aussie cinemas today Oct 13 is venerable Japanese studio Toho’s answer to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Hollywood Godzilla flick: Shin Godzilla, their 29th film featuring everyone’s favourite scaly nuclear metaphor, and their third go-round at rebooting the origin story.

The talent on board includes co-directors Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cutie Honey) and Shinji Higuchi (the Attack on Titan live-action films) and stars Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi and Satomi Ishihara. The big green guy this time is CGI, from motion capture provided by Kyogen stage actor Mansai Nomura — and he looks great.

Here’s a trailer from Aussie distributor Madman, clearly tuned for Godzilla fans from way back — it begins with Godzilla’s trademark scream and is scored with the classic music:

The film is showing in cinemas Australia wide, and you can hit the official site at for all the details!

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