Trailer for American monster film Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Directed by Michael Dougherty and stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi.
English actor Jason Statham and Chinese actress Li Bingbing team up in The Meg, an American-Chinese co-production film with a monster-shark theme. Check out the extended trailer…
Directed by Jon Turteltaub, the movie is loosely based on a 1997 book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten. The cast also includes Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis. Scheduled to release in the United States and China in August 2018.
Trailer for American monster movie Kong: Skull Island. It’s a reboot of the King Kong franchise and also the second instalment in Legendary’s MonsterVerse – a shared fictional universe centred on a series of monster films featuring Godzilla and King Kong (and perhaps more in the future.)
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary and John C Reilly. In cinemas next week in Malaysia and the US etc.
I’m never a fan of King Kong. The fact that he’s always in love with a “tiny” albeit beautiful woman never makes sense to me, and that alone makes it difficult for me to like the franchise. Set that aside, the Kong in the teaser looks pretty badass. There seems to be too much going on in the preview though.
Chinese actress Jing Tian appears as a main cast on movie poster but doesn’t feature in the trailer at all. Guess it’s another pointless character just to please the Chinese market. Perhaps there will be two versions like some other recent Hollywood films, one for China and another for rest of the world.
Update – It’s a stupid but entertaining film. There are so many loopholes in the plot, which is poorly pieced together to begin with. The visual effects look great though, and the fast-paced storytelling makes some of the flaws forgivable. It’s fun for two hours but an easily forgotten movie.
Teaser for Japanese movie Shin Godzilla (シン・ゴジラ), in theatres in Japan this summer. The film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. It’s the 31st instalment in the Godzilla franchise and the third reboot by Toho Pictures.
The Shin is a play of words which can mean a few things. Officially it’s RESURGENCE in English title, some Asian teasers go with TRUE, social media seems to like it as GOD, while I prefer the simpler NEW instead. It all seems to fit though.
The chart features the Godzilla from the upcoming Japanese film and the American one from 2014. The latest Godzilla is the tallest at 118.5 metres. [Update] You can check this post to compare the size of the Godzilla from early to modern days.
And then there’s the Jaeger robot and sea monster from the Pacific Rim in 2013. It’s a Hollywood film based on Japanese kaiju (monster) genre.
There’s also the gory giants from hit anime franchise Attack on Titan, including the normal and the extra-sized one. They are not really kaiju though.
And then there’s Ultraman, the old-school Japanese pop culture icon which is about the size of the giant monsters in the 1960’s. Poor little thing =)
Last but not least, the standard human being who is almost invisible in the picture.
Black and white trailer for the first Godzilla movie in 1954. It’s the beginning of a Japanese pop culture icon which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.
Got to say the special effects are pretty amazing for a film from that era…