Toho's Shin Godzilla is Coming to U.S. Theaters

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The trailers for Godzilla: Resurgence, a.k.a. Shin Godzilla showed us spectacular shots of the King of Monsters invading Japanese landscapes, and we recently learned that Funimation Films acquired the North American distribution rights for the film, and now they've announced that Godzilla: Resurgence will invade U.S. theaters for a limited run from October 11 to 18.

According to the press release, the Japanese film will screen in more than 440 theaters across the U.S. and Canada, and the tickets are available for pre-purchase on the offiical film website. Funimation CEO and President Gen Fukunaga said this in a statement:

"We are thrilled to bring ‘Shin Godzilla' to theaters across North America this October. Toho established Godzilla as one of the most iconic monsters in science fiction history and we're honored to now be a part of that history with the theatrical release of this new movie. Fans will not want to miss this limited theatrical event."
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Funimation EVP and COO Mike DuBolse added:

"Movie audiences can look forward to a great time watching ‘Shin Godzilla' this October. A larger than life monster like Godzilla has to be experienced on the big screen. And we expect this movie to sellout in numerous theaters so we encourage fans to purchase tickets in advance."

The film was co-directed by Shinji Higuchi (director of Toho's 2015 live action Attack on Titan films) and Hideaki Anno (creator of Evangelion). The press release also released the following info:

Shin Godzilla has been a big hit in Japan since its opening on July 29, 2016 , which garnered a box office of ¥ 845,675,500 and total audience of 564,332 during its first three days. To date in Japan, the movie has grossed ¥ 5,302,014,700 at the box office and 3,637,748 in total attendance.

Funimation will also be hosting two premieres of the film - on October 3 in Los Angeles and October 5 in New York before the opening day of New York Comic-Con 2016.

Read: Godzilla Resurgence Doesn't Go Big at Box Office, Goes Monster-Sized at WonderFest