It’s been seven years since Gareth Edwards releasedGodzillain 2014, kicking off the American “Monsterverse” (which has certainly panned out better than the Dark Universe), and was followed byKong: Skull IslandandGodzilla: King of the Monsters. Now Kong and Godzilla square off for the first time in almost 60 years inGodzilla Vs. Kong, and after decades of waiting the resulting film was surprisingly decent.
Hans Ruedi Giger (1940 - 2014) took the creeping unknowable world of nightmares, and brought them to life through airbrush, plasticine, and paint. His book Necronomicon, released in 1977, garnered the attention of writer and producer Dan O’Bannon and from there, the rest of science fiction history was rewritten in thanks to a script about the working class being subjected to the the dual terrifying whims of Corporations and uncaring cosmic horror in Alien. A global sensation, the reverberations Alien had are multitude, and one of those was introducing Giger to the world at large. How were those reverberations felt in Japan?
Tsuburaya Productions has released the trailer for the eagerly anticipated "Shin Ultraman", slated for release in the summer of 2021. Helmed by Shinji Higuchi and written by Hideaki Anno, the two previously collaborated on 2016's Shin Godzilla.