The upcoming all-star giant monster movie, known as The Great Buddha Arrival, has released a trailer that delivers on a whole lot of mystery, intrigue, and anticipation. 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 widely considered 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 previously in Japan.
Here are 5 reasons we’re excited for The Great Buddha Arrival:
5) The Trailer!
Something really big and frighting is coming to the big city. Everyone is in a state of shock and awe! Through closeups, the trailer also gives viewers a glimpse of the ensemble cast.
4) The Posters!
As we previously mentioned, red hot artist Yoshiki Takahashi has provided posters you have to add to your collection. The first poster has a great landscape view, capturing the tall buildings of the massive city. The second poster features a wild helicopter ride you have to see to believe!
3) The Return of Peggy Neal!
We also 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 60s, she just disappeared off the face of the planet. Neal became one of Japanese cinema’s biggest mysteries.
2) 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.
1) The Ensemble Cast!
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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.
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