Toho’s Latest Godzilla Production


Toho, “Godzilla” latest work

Open call for entries, first adoption

A Dentist Story


Toho has adopted a story selected from the general public for next year’s new year’s movie “Godzilla vs. Biollante.” The monster movie “Godzilla” series is a famous work that has been exported overseas, but this is the first time that a public application has been adopted. The production cost is 800-100 million yen, and the box office is aiming for 2-3 billion yen.


“Godzilla vs. Biollante” is a story devised by a dentist. The contents are perfect for the high-tech era where monsters born by biotechnology (life engineering) fight against Godzilla. Currently, we are in the stage of finalizing the details such as the image of the monster and the performers. Shooting is expected to begin in the summer. Directed by Kazuki Omori.


Four years ago, Toho solicited stories for its new Godzilla film through newspapers and other sources, and selected seven excellent stories out of about 5,000. This time is one of them.


Starting with the first work in 1954, “Godzilla” has a series of 17 works so far. It is exported to the United States and other countries around the world and is gaining popularity among children. Toho temporarily stopped production, but resumed four years ago. The previous box office revenue was over 1 billion yen.


The company said, “By soliciting ideas from the general public, we wanted to create a more interesting work.”

Source: ゴジラvsビオランテコンプリーション (Hobby Japan, p 86)