Studio Khara, the anime studio behind the Evamgelion movies, are also producing the upcoming live-action Shin Ultraman movie. Shin Godzilla co-directors Shinji Higuchi and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno are also reuniting for the movie. And now, the studio has released a brand new teaser trailer for the upcoming movie:
The video also stated that the movie will premiere sometime in Summer 2021. Meanwhile, the staff also released a couple of new teaser visuals as well:
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: Shin Ultraman Movie Official Website