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    GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Japanese Press Notes, Photos and Logo From Toho

    King Ghidorah and Godzilla battle in Boston in GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS. Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. © 2019 WARNER BROS. ENT. © LEGENDARY 2019

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: godzillamovie.com (US), godzilla-movie.jp (Japan) Official Twitter: #GodzillaMovie

    A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE

    Toho Co., Ltd. has provided press materials for the Japanese release of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (?????????????????, Gojira Kingu Obu Monsut?zu). They will open the film in Japan on Friday, May 31; the same day as the international release from Warner Bros. Pictures, and the Chinese launch from Legendary East. INTRODUCTION

    Japanese theatrical poster. Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. © 2019 WARNER BROS. ENT. © LEGENDARY 2019

    The King awakens. The end of the world begins. 2014: "Resurrection" -- Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA 2016: “Resurgence” -- Toho`s SHIN GODZILLA 2019: Godzilla "Awakens"... A national icon that was "born" in Japan in 1954, Godzilla has continuously evolved over more than 30 feature films that have been viewed by an audience of over 100 million people in Japan alone. Godzilla, one of the unique characters in the world, celebrates his 65th anniversary in 2019. In 2014, the Hollywood version of GODZILLA, which “resurrected” the monster for the first time in 10 years, opened in first place at the worldwide box office and earned ¥53 billion during its theatrical run. It was also a major hit in Japan, earning ¥3.2 billion domestically. Then, in 2016, SHIN GODZILLA (??????, Shin Gojira), which presented a completely new Godzilla produced by Japan, was screened in more than 100 countries around the world, took in a series high of ¥8.25 billion in Japan, and sparked a social phenomenon. Now, in 2019, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, a Hollywood production starring Japan`s greatest monster, will again overrun the entire world. Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah... all mankind must confront an overwhelming threat beyond human wisdom. How do we face these monsters when they appear?

    Members of the Monarch team: Dr. Mark Russell (Kyle Chandler), Sam Coleman (Thomas Middleditch), Dr. Ilene Chen (Ziyi Zhang) and Chief Warrant Officer Barnes (O’Shea Jackson Jr.). Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. © 2019 WARNER BROS. ENT. © LEGENDARY 2019

    STORY Set in the world five years after GODZILLA, the movie portrays the efforts of the crypto-zoological secret military agency Monarch to try to prevent the destruction of the world caused by the revival of the mythical monsters Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. When these ancient living beings of overwhelming power contend for supremacy of the world with Godzilla, humanity’s very existence hangs in the balance. CREDITS Cast: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe, Ziyi Zhang Director: Michael Dougherty Screenplay: Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields

    King Ghidorah. Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. © 2019 WARNER BROS. ENT. © LEGENDARY 2019
    Rodan pursues the Argo. Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. © 2019 WARNER BROS. ENT. © LEGENDARY 2019
    Mothra to the rescue. Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. © 2019 WARNER BROS. ENT. © LEGENDARY 2019
    Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. © 2019 WARNER BROS. ENT. © LEGENDARY 2019
    Logo courtesy of Toho. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. © 2019 WARNER BROS. ENT. © LEGENDARY 2019

    About Toho Company. Ltd.

    Founded in 1932, Toho Co., Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of the Godzilla films, as well as most of the films by the world-renowned director, Akira Kurosawa. Besides film production, Toho also distributes Japanese films (earning the highest box office receipts for decades in Japan) as well as foreign films through its subsidiary, owns first class movie theaters throughout Japan, produces legitimate plays and musicals, and has more than 100 entertainment-related subsidiaries.

    About Warner Bros. Pictures

    Warner Bros. Pictures has been at the forefront of the motion picture industry since its inception and continues to be a leading creative force in the industry. Warner Bros. Pictures produces and distributes a wide-ranging slate of some 18-22 films each year, employing a business paradigm that mitigates risk while maximizing productivity and capital. Warner Bros. Pictures either fully finances or co-finances the films it produces and maintains worldwide distribution rights. It further monetizes its distribution and marketing operations by distributing films that are totally financed and produced by others. Current multi-faceted co-financing joint ventures include those with Village Roadshow Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Warner Bros. Pictures also has a distribution, co-financing deal with Alcon Entertainment.

    About Legendary Entertainment

    Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to worldwide audiences. Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world`s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $14 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit legendary.com.


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