The King of the Kaiju is coming to Netflix as the streaming service is bringing us an anime tale in ‘Godzilla: Planet of Monsters’ and we’ve got a fun-filled trailer to share with you for it! Not only does this deliver even more Godzilla into our lives but this is the first time that he’ll be making an anime appearance and he looks pretty amazing so far! Below you can see the most of their take on Godzilla which we’ve seen to date as well as the 3D style of animation which the movie is using.
In the movie, we don’t have a benevolent King of the Monsters as we’ll be seeing humanity returning to Earth and trying to reclaim their home from the monster which has driven us out. Pilots vs. atomic breath – doesn’t seem like there will be much hope for humans to win but you can be the judge of how this plays out from the video below:
Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita are directing ‘Godzilla: Planet of Monsters’ with Polygon Pictures based off of a script by Gen Urobuchi.
The movie has quite a rich backstory which has already been revealed that I’d suggest reading as it is unclear how much of this will be explained in the movie itself:
“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 have 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-years. 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?”
This feels like a very developed science fiction setting that one could just as easily create a masterpiece as it could a late 90s or early 00s horror-themed mess such as those which put Pinhead, Jason, and more into space. With Netflix partially behind it, I’m hoping for the first choice to deliver us a solid piece of fun. The movie will be getting a theatrical run in Japan prior to being released on Netflix and hopefully, we’ll be hearing that release date sooner than later.
Are you looking forward to ‘Godzilla: Planet of Monsters’? What do you think of the first trailer which has been revealed? Share your thoughts below!