When Netflix announced it was diving head-first into anime, part of that announcement was a Godzilla animated movie entitled Godzilla: Monster Planet. The first trailer for that movie is here, and it looks like a blast. The trailer is Japanese audio only right now, with no subtitles, but you can get the idea just from watching what happens:
Here’s the official line on the movie’s story:
The animated movie takes the franchise into uncharted territory — a harsh world of the future in which Godzilla has dominated the Earth for the past 20,000 years, and a fateful final confrontation with mankind looms. Prepare for the earth-shattering roar of a brand new GODZILLA, unlike anything heard or seen before.
That seems like a long time
When Godzilla first hit in 1954, a year like 2017 was probably unimaginable. Godzilla: Monster Planet takes this so far into the future that even Dune’s setting of the year 10,191 seems relatively close.
The animation style feels like a good fit, and the movie makes me think of stuff like the recent anime film Blame! with its hopelessly dark setting. And then there’s that classic Godzilla roar, one of the best sound effects in the history of movies.
Godzilla: Monster Planet is set to hit Japanese theaters this year, and will come to Netflix sometime after that.