New Gamera Revealed at New York Comic Con

New Gamera Revealed at New York Comic Con

After a period of relative silence, new information on the 50th anniversary Gamera film hit New York Comic Con this week. Attendees were treated to a three minute pilot film showcasing the ongoing battle between Gamera and Gyaos in downtown Tokyo. The director has been announced as Katsuhito Ishii, best known for his debut film Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl, but also as an advisor on the anime sections of Kill Bill. The film does not appear to have acquired funding, but Kadokawa seem hopefully for a 2017 release.

Director: Katsuhito Ishii

Plot: “In near future Tokyo, giant monsters called kaiju are thriving and terrify people. Manafu is the only boy who was saved by Gamera, as Gyaos struck the city and killed his father. What will happen to Manafu’s destiny?”

“Gamera is a Japanese Kaiju monster. Since 1965, 12 franchise movies have been made. “Gamera” will mark its 50th anniversary in 2015, and Kadokawa honorably announces a new GAMERA pilot film on this special year. Director Katsuhito Ishii is a multi-talented creator, highly known in the field of feature films and commercial films. Recommended by Quentin Tarantino, Katsuhito was in charge of the animation in “Kill Bill Vol.1″

Announced early last year with a release date of 2015 the film was presumed dead by fans after any evidence of the film failed to surface with the release date looming. It looks as though Gamera will be late for his 50s birthday, but Kadokawa look to be dedicated to bringing a new Gamera film to the masses. Perhaps most exciting for fans is that the film looks to be setting itself after the end of Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris from the 90s series; at least in theme if not direct continuity.

All credit goes to @Fredrex00 for posting this on twitter.

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