(Courtesy of Yoshiki Takahashi)
Red hot artist Yoshiki Takahashi has provided some must-see poster artwork for the upcoming giant monster movie, The Great Buddha Arrival. Also known as Daibutsu Kokaiku, The Great Buddha Arrival is a reboot of a lost classic 1934 film from Japan.
The Great Buddha Arrival is a remake of the long lost classic Daibutsu Kokaiku, which many film enthusiasts consider as the first daikaiju film. This new reboot will be directed by Hiroto Yokokawa, with the blessings of the original film director’s grandson. Filming began earlier this month in Japan.
Here are 5 reasons we’re excited for The Great Buddha Arrival:
5) The Poster!
Yoshiki Takahashi has also done posters for Quentin Tarantino and many others. The poster below has a great landscape view, capturing the tall buildings of the massive city. The second poster (above) features a wild helicopter ride you have to see to believe.
4) The Return of Peggy Neal!
As we previously mentioned, known for her movies such as X- From Outer Space and Terror Beneath The Sea, Peggy Neal is one of the most beloved classic actress of the subgenre. After her short stint in Japanese fantasy films of the late 60, she just disappeared off the face of the planet. Neal became one of Japanese cinema’s biggest mysteries.
3) Ippei Ohsako!
Known for his work in Death Note: New Generation, actor Ippei Ohsako will now be taking on something larger and bigger in the upcoming giant monster movie.
2) The Ensemble Cast!
The ensemble cast includes legendary actor Akira Takarada (star of 6 Godzilla films, including the original film),, Yukijiro Hotaru (Gamera trilogy), Shelley Sweeney (star of 4 Godzilla films), Yuki Morita (Godzilla 2014), Norman England (Godzilla: 2000), Robert Scott Field (Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah), Masanori Kikuzawa, JPop superstar Momoko Iwata, rapper Yuma, Kazuma Yoneyama, Godzilla: Final Wars’ Jun’ichiro Nirasawa and Yoshihiko Ohtsuki, and Takashi Yasuda.
1) Be A Sponsor!
The project is currently running a very small fundraiser to secure the final few kaiju cinema celebrity cameos. Check out the Indiegogo campaign if you would like to be a an Associate Producer, sponsor, or promote your kaiju/Japanese cinema related product placement.
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