Gamera craze has taken over in the last several days since new proof footage was revealed at New York Comic Con. It’s nothing short of the result of momentum stemming from the popularity of the monster movie genre with films like last year’s Godzilla, this year’s Jurassic World, their respective sequels and further developments surrounding Skull Island and King Kong VS. Godzilla.
You can thank Japan in that regard as they’ve already got quite a bit underway with Attack On Titan helmer Higuchi Shinji’s own take on Godzilla now filming more than half a century since its inception. With Gamera now following suit 50 years long after Saito Yonejiro brought the gargantuan turtle-like fire daikaiju to life, Ishii Katsuhito (Redline) is set to direct the new film with Inoue Shinichiro and Kikuchi Tsuyoshi on-board to produce.
Further plans may be revealed later this month at the Tokyo International Film Festival later this month in conjuntion with special screenings of a few of the classic films. You can learn more about that here, but check out the footage below in case you missed it any this week.