Some daikaiju updates from DreadCentral:
First, further to the recent Backbrain article regarding the new film, Girara-no Gyakushuu Touyaku Samitto Kiki Ippatsu [lit. Guilala’s Counter Attack: the Touyaku Summit One-Shot Crisis] (dir. Minoru Kawasaki) [aka The Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit], the website Gomorrahy has posted a still from the production — a still that seems to confirm the presence of at least one more kaiju.
Also, I have neglected to mention this: there has been some indication that Yoshimistsu Banno’s much-anticipated, but not altogether rock solid, sequel to Gojira tai Hedora [trans. Godzilla vs Hedorah] (1971; dir. Yoshimitsu Banno) [aka Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster (US, 1972)] is back on the cards. In a press release on an unrelated film, Brent Friedman of production company Electric Dreams Entertainment apparently listed Godzilla 3-D! as one of the projects he’s working on.
For those who don’t know, the film was planned as an iMax 3-D extravaganza, with the following plot statement coming from Banno:
The world’s largest monster comes to the worlds largest screen format in “Godzilla: 3D To The Max.” In this environmentally conscious effort Godzilla is again matched against Hedorah (Renamed Deathla for this film) a monster who lives on pollution and human waste. The two monsters duke it out in a free for all that begins in the Brazilian rain forest and climaxes on the streets of Las Vegas. Like in “Godzilla: Final Wars” a lot of location shooting will take place in areas stretching from Brazil to Las Vegas.
Not much by way of confirmation, but it’s something.