Full Trailer for Japan’s Epic ‘Godzilla Minus One’ Roaring In This Fall

by Alex Billington
September 4, 2023
Source: YouTube

Godzilla Minus One Trailer

“In postwar Japan, a new terror rises; Godzilla. Will the devastated people be able to survive… let alone fight back?” Here we go!! The big ol’ monster is back for more mayhem. Toho in Japan has unveiled an epic new trailer for Godzilla Minus One (or Godzilla -1.0) and it looks awesome. It’s sort of a follow-up to Hideaki Anno’s Shin Godzilla (from 2016), while also an original creation telling a whole new story. Prolific Japanese filmmaker Takashi Yamazaki (Lupin III: The First, Stand by Me Doraemon series) is directing the new movie, which will be the 30th live action movie in Toho’s own kaiju franchise. It was filmed under the working title Blockbuster Monster Movie (超大作怪獣映画), co-produced by Robot Communications and Toho Studios. The concept is that it’s set in post-war Japan, which puts the country at “0.0”, and then Godzilla shows up, pushing them even further into “-1.0”. This has some gnarly shots in it, and the action looks incredible, including a massive nuclear explosion. Bring it on! I’ll be in theaters to watch this for sure.

Here’s the main official trailer (+ poster) for Takashi Yamazaki’s Godzilla Minus One, from YouTube:

Godzilla Minus One Poster

You can rewatch the teaser trailer for Yamazaki’s Godzilla Minus One right here, for the first look again.

“Set in a post-war Japan, Godzilla Minus 1 will once again show us a Godzilla that is a terrifying and overwhelming force, which you already get a sense of from the teaser trailer and poster,” Koji Ueda, President of Toho International, said in a statement. “The concept is that Japan, which had already been devastated by the war, faces a new threat with Godzilla, bringing the country into the ‘minus.'” Godzilla Minus One, also known as ゴジラ-1.0 or Gojira Mainasu Wan in Japanese, is both written and directed by the Japanese producer / filmmaker Takashi Yamazaki, director of many films including Space Battleship Yamato, The Fighter Pilot, Stand by Me Doraemon, Parasyte: Part 1 & 2, Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura, Lupin III: The First, Dragon Quest: Your Story, and Ghost Book previously. Yamazaki is also working on the VFX for the film. Filming began in mid-March 2022, taking place in Kantō and wrapped in mid-June. Toho will debut Godzilla Minus One in theaters in Japan starting on November 3rd, 2023 this fall. It will also open in theaters in the US starting on December 1st, 2023 later this year. Who’s excited to see more?

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