We’ve got plenty of giant monster mayhem to look forward too in the coming years. Coming down the pike is Rampage, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters 2, and Godzilla vs Kong. While the Big G features prominently in most, there’s another Japanese icon set to wreak havoc on the streets of Tokyo—a very unlikely destroyer!
Based on the last 1934 movie Daibutsu Kaikoju (released in 1934 and lost in WWII), The Great Buddha Arrival sees the paradigm of serene enlightenment tearing shit up in a big way!
Per Dread Central:
The Great Buddha of the new film will be brought to life via 3D CG modeling based off a sculpture design created by renowned artist Keisuke Yoneyama, whom Guillermo del Toro is known to be a big fan of. Godzilla: Final Wars actors Yoshihiko Otsuki and Junichiro Nirasawa are set to star along with Kazuma Yoneyama and Japanese rapper Yuma.
The remake is being produced by the production company 3Y Film and partially via crowd funding through May 31st (here’s how you can donate) with filming set to commence in August leading to The Great Buddha Arrival arriving in theaters in December. That sounds like a fast turnaround. Buddha must truly be divine.
Check out the teaser trailer below and tell us in the Comments section: Would you watch a movie about a giant Buddha destroying Japan? Sound off!
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