The official website for Gen Urobuchi’s upcoming Godzilla film has now updated. According to the website, the film’s official title is Godzilla: Monster Planet, of Gojira: Kaijuu Wakusei. A new visual also appeared along with the film’s November 2017 premiere date.
The poster for the film also reveals the tagline, “We will take back this Planet”. The story, which takes place 20,000 years in the future when Kaijuu forced humanity out of Earth. And speaking of the story, the official website has also revealed what it’s about:
The last summer of the 20th Century. That day, the human beings learn that they are not the only ruler of the planet Earth.
The appearance of the giant living creatures “Kaiju’s” and the ultimate existence that destroys all monsters: Godzilla. Through the battle against kaiju’s that lasted for half a century, human beings has experienced continuous defeat, and finally plans to escape from the Earth. And in 2048, only those who were selected by the A.I. managed under the central government boarded the inter-sidereal emigrant spaceship “Aratrum” to head for “Tau Cetus e”, the planet beyond the distance of 11.9 light-year. However, the environmental condition differences between that of the Earth and Tau e, which they finally arrived after 20 years were far beyond the predicted numbers, and was not an environment considered to be habitable by human beings.
The young man on the emigrant ship: Haruo, who saw his parents killed by Godzilla in front of his eyes when he was 4 years old, had only one thing in his mind for 20 years: to return to the Earth and defeat Godzilla. Shut out from the possibility of emigration, as the living environment in the ship deteriorates, the group of “Earth Returnists” led by Haruo became the majority, and determines to head back to Earth through a dangerous long-distance hyperspace navigation. However, the Earth they have returned has already passed the time of 20,000 years, and has become an unknown world with the ecosystem reigned by Godzilla.
At the end, will human beings win back the Earth? And what will Haruo see beyond his fate?
As revealed earlier, Netflix will be streaming the film globally. Also mentioned before, six of Japan’s most popular seiyuu are joining an all-star cast alongside Godzilla himself. Joining the King of Monsters are:
- Yuki Kaji
- Takahiro Sakurai
- Tomokazu Sugita
- Junichi Suwabe
- Kana Hanazawa
- Mamoru Miyano
The cast will be appearing together during the AnimeJapan 2017 event this 26th March. Expect the staff and cast to reveal more details about the film during the event.
source: Cinema Today