Tokyo is under siege in new Godzilla: Resurgence trailer

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Sep 14, 2016, 8:12 PM EDT (Updated)

A destructive (in a good way) new trailer for Shin Godzilla, aka Godzilla: Resurgence, has made its way online for the U.S. release of the monster movie.

The 29th entry in TOHO’s franchise is co-directed by Hideaki Anno, the man behind Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Shinji Higuchi, who did the special effects on the Gamera film trilogy, from a screenplay by Anno. It stars Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi and Satomi Ishihara.

Godzilla: Resurgence opened in Japan on July 29, but fans will be able to see the King of the Monsters stomp on Tokyo thanks to FUNimation Films, who have nabbed the rights to screen the movie as a limited theatrical event in the U.S. from Oct. 11-18 (you can go here to see if the movie will play in your city and when). It will be screened in Japanese, with English subtitles.  

Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen—Godzilla! The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for a city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise.

It’s a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different… something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.


(via FUNimation)