Godzilla anime film green-lit for 2017

Polygon Pictures will animate TOHO’s iconic Godzilla franchise with Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) credited with the story concept and screenplay.

Directed by Hiroyuki Seshita (Knights of Sidonia, Ajin), and Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan movies, Fist of the North Star: The Legend of Toki, Fist of the North Star: The Legend of Kenshiro) the feature is due in 2017 with a teaser visual (above) presented by the staff. It will be the first animated film in the franchise’s history.

TOHO’s latest Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla, opened in Japan on the 29th July and TOHO released the first film in the franchise in 1954. The Hollywood film studio Legendary plans to release a sequel to the 2014 Godzilla film in 2019 followed by Godzilla vs Kong in 2020.