Godzilla: Heritage is an upcoming fan-film about Godzilla combining practical and computer-generated effects.
Since Godzilla's first attack in 1954, mankind has been under constant threat from gigantic creatures known as "Superfauna" - animals mutated by the coming of the nuclear age and man's abuse of the atom's destructive power. Humanity was united against a common foe and for almost 60 years, worked collectively to study and combat the creatures as millions died, cities crumbled and the world's economy continued to collapse. Now, the world seems to finally be bringing the threat under control. Jack Martin is a correspondent for United World News and the grandson of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Steve Martin, who's riveting coverage of the 1954 raid on Tokyo made him a legend. With his grandfather's shadow always overhead, Jack has spent his career attempting to forge his own legacy, showing great promise as a journalist before spiraling into depression. In the process, he has severely damaged both his reputation and his marriage to family friend, Kaori Ogata. Before leaving the agency, Jack decides to travel to a small pacific island with his life-long friend Mitch Lawrence, who now runs UWN's old newspaper division. While the two wait to attend a ground-breaking ceremony for a new building, Godzilla suddenly reappears after nearly 30 years of absence...and he hasn't returned alone. With the King of the Monsters' threat looming, Jack must decide whether to flee or finally embrace his heritage and report the attack as it happens - risking not only his life, but the lives of his best friend and his wife.
Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.
- Directed by Greg Graves
- Produced by Greg Graves, Tim Schiefer, Tyler Graves, Rashaad Santiago
- Music by Stewart Dugdale
- Screenplay by Val Roder
- Story by Tim Schiefer and Greg Graves
- Visual Effects by Christopher Bloomer
- Creatures by Rashaad Santiago
- Makeup by Tess Laeh
- Concept Art by Elden Ardiente
Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.
- Chris Barbis as Jack Martin
- Tim Schiefer as Mitch Lawrence
- Azumi Tsutsui as Kaori Martin
- Tyler Graves as Christian Shaw
- Misty Lynn Macey as Marissa
- Rashaad Santiago as Godzilla
- Greg Graves as Anguirus
- William P. Rupp as Superfauna #1
The film has been in pre-production since 2009, with a script and a Godzilla suit already created. The first Kickstarter, which ended on July 17, 2014, only pledged about $17,000 out of a $25,000 goal.
The HeritageGoji's name comes from the name of the movie it was created for, Godzilla: Heritage, and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ?). This is the official name for the suit as seen in the Kickstarter page.
The HeritageGoji has a very bulky body, rough skin textures and colors, and a slightly leaned over posture, somewhat like the LegendaryGoji and the Millennium designs. The forearms are very long and much more developed than the other designs. The dorsal plates, skin, legs and tail seem to be heavily inspired by crocodiles or iguanas. The head looks like a mix of the ShodaiGoji and the LegendaryGoji, and has large, crooked yellow teeth. This design also seems to sport pure blue eyes.
- Godzilla: Heritage Facebook page.
- First Kickstarter page. (Finished)
- Second Kickstarter page. (Finished)
- Godzilla: Heritage on Zilla Fanon Wiki.