Toho's Godzilla 2016 Teaser Image Released, Directors Announced

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Toho has released the first teaser image for their upcoming Japanese Godzilla movie, which is called Godzilla 2016. The image shows Godzilla's monstrous-size foot.

According to Variety, Toho also announced that Japanese filmmakers Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi will co-direct the film. The pair previously worked together on God Warrior Appears in Tokyo.

Toho's interest in making another Japanese Godzilla movie was recently revived after the success of Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures American Godzilla movie, which was directed by Gareth Edwards. Edwards' Godzilla grossed over $528 million at the worldwide box office.

“Ever since Hollywood announced that Godzilla was to be resurrected, the expectation for another Japanese Godzilla grew. And if we were to newly produce, we looked into Japanese creators who were the most knowledgeable and who had the most passion for Godzilla” according to a statement from Toho.