The two directors behind Shin Godzilla, Shinji Higuchi and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno are back together again! And this time, they’re working together on an yet another iconic Japanese giant, Ultraman! Anno’s Studio Khara, which is behind the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series, has now announced its latest project, Shin Ultraman, with Shinji Higuchi and his Higuchi-Gumi team directing the project. Meanwhile, Hideaki Anno, who is currently directing the new Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 movie, will be in charge of planning and scripts.

Studio Khara even released a statement regarding the project in English:

 A new film production of “SHIN ULTRAMAN” was publicly announced today. The new movie will come to theaters in 2021.
Hideaki Anno will join a film team, Higuchi-Gumi led by Director Shinji Higuchi, taking charge of Produce and Screenplay. First draft script has been finished in February 5th, 2019. Anno will fully join the project after finishing his “EVANGELION:3.0+1.0” film.

Well, there you have it folks, straight from the horse’s mouth. It looks like they already have a script, with Anno joining the project right after he completes the final Rebuild of Evangelion movie. Kinda makes you wonder how the two Shin Godzilla directors would tackle this iconic tokusatsu hero, huh?

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source: Studio Khara official website


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