Japan Gets Awesome 22-Foot Tall Statue for Their 'Godzilla' Release
"If there's a way to defeat Godzilla, we need to know." He lives. Found in the middle of Tokyo, Japan is an awesome 6.6 meter (~21.7 feet) "replica" of the King of Monsters from Gareth Edwards' Godzilla, where the film just hits theaters there (quite late) on July 25th this summer. The rather impressive sculpture features nearly life-like details, including a tail coming out of the ground and extending a bit behind, plus check this out: "the 'Midtown Meets Godzilla' project is in collaboration with the Japan release of the Hollywood film version of 'Godzilla', the Godzilla built on the lawns of Tokyo Midtown will host a light show everynight complete with mist, audio and fire rays." Get out of here, I need to see this! This is so cool.
Here are a few shots showing "crewmember" Tetsuo Hayashi putting final touches on Godzilla. Look at this:
See more photos by clicking on any one of them above from Zimbio. I want to see this in person! Looks cool. I really wish I could visit this in person, but in the meantime the best we've got is a video of the show below.
Update! Here's an embedded video of the light show, direct from Facebook (it has most of the night show):
So awesome! I love this kind of marketing, and I'm glad to see it happen in the country where it all began.
Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards, (of Monsters previously) has a screenplay written by Drew Pearce, Max Borenstein and Frank Darabont. The cast is lead by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, with Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe and Juliette Binoche. An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures released Godzilla in theaters everywhere May 16th - it's playing now. Go see it and Sound Off here.