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Film
Gamera 50th Official Artwork
Directed by                   Produced by
Katsuhito Ishii To be announced.
Written by                       Music by  
To be announced. To be announced.
Distributed by                       Rating      
Kadokawa PicturesJP
To be announced.US
To be announced.
  Budget                           Box Office
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Running Time
To be announced.
Designs Used
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Gamera (ガメラ,   Gamera?) is an upcoming kaiju film produced by Kadokawa Pictures with no release date currently set. It is set to be a reboot to the Gamera series and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the franchise.[1][2]


Development

This film's existence was revealed through the retailer Amiami, which listed that the May 16 2014 issue of Kadokawa's Tokusatsu Newtype magazine would be having a lead feature on the upcoming film.[1]

More than a year after the original announcement, on October 8, 2015, Kadokawa held a special 50th anniversary presentation for Gamera at New York Comic-Con, and showcased posters and a trailer; possibly test footage for the upcoming film. The crowd in attendance received commemorative T-shirts. The panel revealed that the film's official title is Gamera and that it would be directed by Katsuhito Ishii. The film's release date was not disclosed, nor were any plans to release it outside of Japan, though Kadokawa's representatives hinted that they wanted the film to have a global audience. An official website dedicated to Gamera's 50th anniversary was launched later that day. The website indicated that the footage shown at NYCC would be screened at the 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival along with restored versions of the films Gamera vs. Gyaos, Gamera: Guardian of the Universe, Gamera 2: Attack of Legion, and Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris later in October.[3][4]

New York Comic-Con Footage

The footage shown at New York Comic-Con starts with a flashback to Tokyo ten years in the past. A young boy and his father are seen running from the swarms of Gyaos attacking the city. The boy's father pushes his son out of the way just before he is eaten by a Gyaos pursuing them. As the Gyaos prepares to consume the boy as well, Gamera smashes through a nearby building and steps on the Gyaos, crushing its skull and causing its eyeball to pop out (a reference to a scene from Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris as well as a cut scene from Gamera: The Brave). Gamera then turns to an approaching swarm of Gyaos and takes in a huge breath of air before unleashing a gigantic blast of fire that melts the flesh from the Gyaos' bodies and destroys them. The trailer then skips ahead to Tokyo ten years later, where an unnamed creature is devastating the city. Suddenly, Gamera appears once again to challenge the monster and roars just before the shot cuts to a screen simply saying GAMERA.

The monsters in the sequence are all portrayed using computer generated imagery. Gamera's face closely resembles his 1999 incarnation, with some elements of his original 1965 design, but the rest of his design is largely unique.[5] His body features light brown skin, spikes on his wrists and ankles[6], and a jagged bumpy shell. He has very thick bulky limbs and stands in a much more hunched-over posture than usual. According to director Katsuhito Ishii, this Gamera's design is mostly based on his 2006 design, with some elements of his 1999 design mixed in.[6] Ishii also revealed that Kadokawa originally wanted Gamera's height to be 100 meters, but he later downsized it to 65 meters (later mentioned to possibly be 70 meters instead in an interview[7]) because he felt 100 meters was far too large to stand on the streets of Tokyo. Gamera's arms, legs, tail, and shell are all much larger in proportion to his body than in past designs, due to the full-CGI nature of the design eliminating the physical limitations of actors wearing suits.[7] Gamera also possesses his traditional roar, which was missing in Gamera: The Brave. The Gyaos resemble their Hyper Gyaos incarnations, but their skin color is reminiscent of their Showa and 1995 designs. Gyaos' facial design was reportedly heavily based on snakes, most notably their tongues, and a miniature model for their final design has bent prongs on the bases of its wings.[7] The Gyaos possess a new roar, though they occasionally utter their classic screech. The new unnamed kaiju possesses at least four tentacles, two of which it can raise behind its body and fire what appears to be some sort of energy barrier sphere. Anything caught in the barrier spheres implodes violently and disappears.

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Films
Godzilla films
Showa era GodzillaGodzilla Raids AgainKing Kong vs. GodzillaMothra vs. GodzillaGhidorah, the Three-Headed MonsterInvasion of Astro-MonsterEbirah, Horror of the DeepSon of GodzillaDestroy All MonstersAll Monsters AttackGodzilla vs. HedorahGodzilla vs. GiganGodzilla vs. MegalonGodzilla vs. MechagodzillaTerror of Mechagodzilla
Heisei era The Return of GodzillaGodzilla vs. BiollanteGodzilla vs. King GhidorahGodzilla vs. MothraGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla IIGodzilla vs. SpaceGodzillaGodzilla vs. Destoroyah
Millennium series Godzilla 2000: MillenniumGodzilla vs. MegaguirusGodzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out AttackGodzilla Against MechagodzillaGodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.Godzilla: Final Wars
TriStar Pictures Godzilla (1998 film)
MonsterVerse GodzillaGodzilla: King of the MonstersGodzilla vs. Kong
Toho reboot series Shin GodzillaGodzilla: Planet of the MonstersGodzilla
King Kong films
RKO Pictures King Kong (1933)Son of Kong
Showa era King Kong vs. GodzillaKing Kong Escapes
Paramount Pictures King Kong (1976)King Kong Lives
Universal Pictures King Kong (2005)
MonsterVerse Kong: Skull IslandGodzilla vs. Kong
Mothra films
Showa era Mothra
Heisei era Rebirth of MothraRebirth of Mothra IIRebirth of Mothra III
Gamera films
Showa era Gamera (1965)Gamera vs. BarugonGamera vs. GyaosGamera vs. VirasGamera vs. GuironGamera vs. JigerGamera vs. ZigraGamera: Super Monster
Heisei era Gamera: Guardian of the UniverseGamera 2: Attack of LegionGamera 3: Revenge of IrisGamera: The Brave
Reboot film Gamera (Upcoming film)
Other films
Showa era Japanese King KongKing Kong Appears in EdoThe Beast From 20,000 FathomsRodanThe MysteriansVaranWarning from SpaceH-ManThe Birth of JapanGorathKujira GamiAtragonMatangoDogoraFrankenstein vs. BaragonWar of the GargantuasDaimajinReturn of DaimajinWrath of DaimajinThe X From Outer SpaceGappaSpace AmoebaDaigoro vs. GoliathSubmersion of JapanProphecies of NostradamusThe Last DinosaurThe War in SpaceBye-Bye JupiterPulgasari
Heisei era Yamato Takeru
American films CloverfieldPacific RimPacific Rim: Uprising10 Cloverfield Lane
Miscellaneous Go! GodmanThe Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 SummitAttack on Titan
Cancelled or scrapped films
Showa era Bride of GodzillaThe Volcano MonstersKing Kong vs. PrometheusFrankenstein vs. The Human VaporGiant Horde Beast NezuraFrankenstein vs. GodzillaGamera The Giant Monster vs. The Ice Men From Outer SpaceBatman vs. GodzillaOperation Robinson Crusoe: King Kong vs. EbirahGiant Monster GigantGiant Squid Monster ArkitiusGiant Monster MomonraReigon: Devil of the SeabedGodzilla vs. Hedorah sequelJet Jaguar vs. MegalonAll Monsters Attack DirectiveGodzilla vs. RedmoonGodzilla vs. the Space Monsters: Earth Defense DirectiveThe Return of King GhidorahMechanical Monster GaruganGamera vs. GarasharpThe Legend of King KongDevil-MantaU.S.-Japan Collaboration: GodzillaA Space GodzillaGodzilla vs. Asuka Fortress
Heisei era The Return of Godzilla (original draft)Mothra vs. BaganUntitled animated Godzilla filmGodzilla vs. King KongGodzilla vs. Mechani-KongThe Return of King GhidorahGodzilla vs. GigamothGodzilla vs. MechaMothraGodzilla vs. BerserkGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (Early draft)Gamera vs. PhoenixGodzilla vs. AstroGodzillaGodzilla vs. Ghost GodzillaGodzilla vs. Barubaroi
Millennium series Godzilla X Varan, Baragon and Anguirus: Giant Monsters All-Out AttackGodzilla vs. Gamera
American films Godzilla: King of the Monsters 3-DGodzilla (1994 film)Godzilla RebornGodzilla 3D to the MAX
TriStar Pictures Godzilla 2
MonsterVerse Godzilla (June 2012 screenplay)