Monday, 8 December 2014
Toho to make own sequel to US Godzilla
File this under weird but also pretty cool. Toho, the Japanese studio that put out the original line of Godzilla flicks will apparently be filming its own sequel to the US reboot. Not only that, it will be launched in 2016, two years before the US sequel is set to hit theatres.
"This is very good timing after the success of the American version this year: if not now, then when? The licensing contract we have with Legendary places no restrictions on us making domestic versions," a Toho staffer told The Hollywood Reporter.
This will be the first Japanese-led Godzilla since 2004's Final Wars and it opens up questions as to how both studios will go ahead with the series and which will be canon. Perhaps this is where the newly-announced Godzilla Strategic Conference (Godzi-Con) comes into play. According to THR, this consortium of directors and executives will plan a new series of films while leveraging merchandising and 'other activities'.