Blockbuster Monster Movie (2023)

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Origins
Blockbuster Monster Movie
Teaser key art for the film
Directed by Takashi Yamazaki[1]
Written by Takashi Yamazaki[1]
Presenter Toho[2]
Production companies TOHO Studios, ROBOT[3]
Distributor Toho[4]
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Blockbuster Monster Movie (超大作怪獣映画,   Chōtaisaku Kaijū Eiga)[2][5] is the working title of an upcoming Japanese kaiju film written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki.[1] Presented by Toho[2] and produced by TOHO Studios and ROBOT,[3] it will be the 30th mainline installment in the Godzilla series and 37th Godzilla film overall, as well as the fifth in the franchise's Reiwa era. Toho is set to release the film to Japanese theaters on November 3, 2023, the same day that the original Godzilla premiered in 1954.[4][6]

Development[edit | edit source]

A new Toho kaiju film to be directed by Takashi Yamazaki was announced on February 18, 2022 (JST) through a casting call posted on production company ROBOT's website,[5] as well as on the Godzilla+ application.[7] Few details were given of the film's premise beyond that it would involve kaiju and be set in post-war Japan between 1945 and 1947.[2][5] On November 3 (JST), during the opening remarks of Godzilla Fest 2022, the project was revealed to be the next entry in the Godzilla franchise.[8] Subsequent reports confirmed that Yamazaki will also write the film's script and supervise its VFX,[1][9] and that Toho's subsidiary TOHO Studios will carry out production alongside ROBOT.[3]

Toho held a press conference on December 13 to announce its distribution lineup for 2023, Yamazaki's Godzilla movie included.[4] During the event, Toho Film Planning Department head Hisashi Usui hinted at a possible relation to the 1954 Godzilla.[6]

Production[edit | edit source]

As revealed through a casting call, scenes involving extras were shot from March to June of 2022.[2] Known shooting dates and locations from that casting call included:

  • March 17-19: Aoba, Yokohama, Kanagawa (outdoors, daytime)
  • March 30-31: Kasama, Ibaraki (indoors and outdoors, all-day)
  • April 11-13: Seijo, Setagaya, Tokyo (indoors, all-day)
  • April 17-18: Nishio, Aichi (indoors, daytime)
  • May 4-5: Inashiki, Ibaraki (daytime)
  • May 9-11: Okaya, Nagano (indoors and outdoors, all-day)
  • May 12: Okaya, Nagano (outdoors, all-day)
  • May 12: Okaya, Nagano (outdoors, daytime)
  • May 13: Okaya, Nagano (indoors and outdoors, daytime)
  • May 16-20: Chikusei, Ibaraki (outdoors, daytime)
  • May 28-29: Chikusei, Ibaraki (outdoors, daytime)
  • May 30: Chikusei, Ibaraki (outdoors, daytime)
  • June 5-6, 11: Chiba

VFX company Shirogumi later opened an online recruiting call for effects designers and compositors. The webpage placed the start of post-production work in August at the earliest,[10] but it was since updated to November.[11]

Staff[edit | edit source]

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Blockbuster Monster Movie. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "山崎貴監督で新作『ゴジラ』2023年11月3日公開決定 『シン・ゴジラ』以来、国内30作目". ORICON NEWS. 3 November 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "山崎貴監督『超大作怪獣映画』撮影が決定!!ボランティアエキストラ大募集!". ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS. Archived from the original on 19 February 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "「ゴジラ」最新作が2023年11月3日に公開、監督は山崎貴". Natalie. 3 November 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "東宝2023年のラインナップ発表 宮崎駿監督の新作、「キングダム3」、山田尚子監督のアニメーションなど". Eiga.com. 13 December 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ando, Kenji (19 February 2022). "「初代ゴジラのリメイク?」と話題に。山崎貴監督、終戦直後の日本を舞台にした「超大作怪獣映画」(仮題)を撮影へ". HuffPost.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "山崎貴監督新作「ゴジラ」約70年前の初代と同じ11・3公開「共通点でないんですけど」". Nikkan Sports. 13 December 2022.
  7. "『超大作怪獣映画』ボランティアエキストラ募集開始!". Godzilla+. 18 February 2022.
  8. @godzilla_jp (2 November 2022). "ゴジラ最新作、製作決定。監督:山崎貴 2023年11月3日(金)公開。". Twitter.
  9. King, Aidan (3 November 2022). "TOHO Announces a New Godzilla Film Coming on Godzilla Day 2023". Collider.
  10. "山崎貴監督『超大作怪獣映画』スタッフ". Shirogumi. Archived from the original on 9 September 2022.
  11. "山崎貴監督ゴジラ最新作情報解禁!スタッフ募集". Shirogumi. Retrieved 4 January 2023.

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