After working on the final Shin Evangelion movie, Hideaki Anno will be reuniting with Shin Godzilla co-director Shinji Higuchi to write and plan Shin Ultraman. And during the “Tsuburaya Convention 2019”, they finally revealed what Ultraman might look like. However, there seems to be something missing….
Yes folks, Ultraman is not wearing a color timer. It’s kinda weird with such an integral part missing, but the staff promised to reveal more soon. Meanwhile, Cinema Today also released a video about the visual presentation of the new-look Ultraman:
Takumi Saitou will be playing the protagonist, who will be transforming into Ultraman in the movie. Meanwhile, Masami Nagasawa will be playing his partner. The staff also revealed that Hidetoshi Nishijima will also star in the movie with an unspecified role.
Anno’s Studio Khara, which is behind the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series, will be producing the movie itself. Shinji Higuchi and his Higuchi-Gumi team directing the project, while Hideaki Anno, who is currently directing the new Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 movie, will be in charge of planning and scripts.
Studio Khara previously 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: Cinema Today