Nezura 1964 (2020)
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Persistence. Determination. Tenacity. This film. (ねばり こだわり がんばり これぞ映画)
— Tagline, Teruyoshi Nakano
Nezura 1964 (ネズラ1964 is an upcoming crowdfunded Nezura Ichikyūrokuyon)tokusatsu kaiju biopic film produced by 3Y Co., Ltd. in cooperation with Kadokawa. Based on Daiei's scrapped 1964 Gamera precursor, Giant Horde Beast Nezura, the film will feature several cast members from the Gamera franchise. It is to be tentatively released in December of 2020.
Nezura 1964 was announced to be in development on December 31, 2019, accompanied by a teaser trailer and crowdfunding campaign through Makuake. The film will chronicle the production of the failed 1964 film, Giant Horde Beast Nezura, and stars Gamera franchise actors Yukijiro Hotaru, Himawari Ano, and Yoshiro Uchida. It will feature fictionalized versions of the staff and cast involved in the original production, including characters based on Daiei directors Yonesaburo Tsukiji and Noriaki Yuasa. The giant "Mammoth Nezura" from the scrapped production is also set to appear, designed by artist Keisuke Yoneyama.
On January 3, after just three days of crowdfunding, Nezura 1964 successfully achieved its goal of 1,000,000 yen.
On January 31, a movie flyer for the film was revealed, featuring new promotional poster artwork.
On February 16, in celebration of the film's Makuake campaign exceeding 200% of its goal, the @nezura1964 Twitter account announced a giveaway for Nezura 1964 mini posters autographed by Hotaru.
A clay prototype model of the Mammoth Nezura was revealed on March 23, sculpted by Keisuke Yoneyama. Another model sculpted by Takuma Asai for reference in construction of the monster's suit followed on March 29.
Crowdfunding for Nezura 1964 concluded on March 30, raising 3,266,000 yen of its 1,000,000 yen goal from a total of 482 backers.
On May 31 (April 1 in Japan), the @nezura1964 Twitter announced a fake project entitled Monster Dream Battle: Nezura vs. Garasharp (幻の怪獣決戦 ネズラ対ガラシャープ in celebration of April Fool's Day, slated for a 2025 release. In addition to the titular Nezura and Maboroshi no Kaijū Kessen Nezura tai Garashāpu)Garasharp, the film would feature the scrapped Marukobukarappa from Gamera vs. Viras and Gamera vs. Garasharp, and the Space Icemen from Gamera vs. the Space Icemen.
Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.
- Directed by Hiroto Yokokawa
- Written by Hiroto Yokokawa, Kensaku Sakai
- Produced by Hiroto Yokokawa, Kazuma Yoneyama, Takuma Asai
- Consulting producer Avery Guerra
- Music by Takuya Imahori
- Production design by Hiroto Yokokawa, Takuma Asai, Karin Yamada
Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.
- Yukijiro Hotaru as Nagano, film company president
- Himawari Ano as Sachiko, actress
- Noboru Sato as Muraoka, film director
- Yoshiro Uchida as Takiyama, monster modeler
- Masanori Kikuzawa as Tsukaji, special effects director
- Kazuma Yoneyama as Yukawa, film staff
- Ippei Osako as Shigeo, Nagano's son
- Main article: Nezura 1964/Gallery.
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