Anno will be writing the script for the film, and the filmmakers have hired Masami Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima and Takumi Saito to star. Anno and Higuchi are both fans of the franchise, and Higuchi previously stated about the film, “A baton has been entrusted to me that has been shining ever since I was small child. I will solemnly strive to fulfill my responsibility to pass on that heavy, radiant baton created by my seniors.
The creator of Evangelion and co-director of Shin Godzilla is taking on a live-action Ultraman movie!
Get in the Ultraman, Shinji! With Evangelion in the news recently thanks to it streaming on Netflix, it's a delightful time to hear that Hideaki Anno (the creator of Evangelion) will be working on a new entry in the Ultraman franchise. Shin Ultraman will be based on the classic 1966 tokusatsu series that featured the titular Ultraman fighting against giant space monsters.
Anno will be joined by Shinji Higuchi, who along with Anno were co-directors of the 2016 film Shin Godzilla. Anna will serve as writer and Higuchi will head up production. Masami Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima and Takumi Saito have signed to star. The release is set for 2021, with Tsuburaya Production, Toho and Khara producing. Thanks to Variety for their report on this one.
Anna is currently working on his long awaited Evangelion 4.0 Final film,
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“A baton has been entrusted to me that has been shining ever since I was small child,” said Higuchi. “I will solemnly strive to fulfill my responsibility to pass on that heavy, radiant baton created by my seniors.”
Ultraman launched in 1966 and follows the high-tech police force Science Patrol and its giant hero Ultraman, who protect Earth from giant monsters and invading aliens.
Tokyo-based Tsuburaya Productions announced back in December of last year that it intended to relaunch the character across multiple platforms.
Shin Ultraman, which will star Masami Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima and Takumi Saito, has been slated for release in 2021, with Tsuburaya producing alongside Toho and Anno’s Studio Khara.
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According to an announcement made by the companies, Shin Ultraman will arrive in theaters in 2021. No specific release date has been announced at this time. Shinji Higuchi will serve as director, with Hideaki Anno penning the screenplay. A draft of the script is said to have already been turned in as of February. Unfortunately, at present, no specific story details have been made available.
Variety reports that Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, the directors behind Toho's Shin Godzilla movie, are developing Shin Ultraman, a live-action film based on Tsuburaya Productions' classic tokusatsu hero franchise that pitted Ultraman against creatures from space.
An alien visitor from beyond the stars, Ultraman has the ability to look like a human and can also morph to a towering height to defend Earth from colossal threats. The first episode of many Ultraman iterations premiered in 1967 (not long after the final episode of Ultra Q aired), and there are now more than 1100 episodes and 20 movies featuring
The live action film is based on the iconic 1966 tokusatsu (“special effects”) TV series about a giant alien that battles space monsters to save the Earth. But when it not fighting it takes a human form.
Anno will serve as scriptwriter for Higuchi’s production unit. Masami Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima and Takumi Saito have signed to star. The release is set for 2021, with Tsuburaya Production, Toho and Khara producing.
Anno is currently busy with work on “Evangelion 4.0 Final,” the last installment in his “Remake of the Evangelion” animation franchise. Following its completion, he expects to devote himself full-time to “Shin Ultraman.”
“A baton has been entrusted to me that has been shining ever since I was small child,
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