Japanese film producer-distributor Toho is planning the first-ever feature-length animated Godzilla movie which will come rampaging into theaters next year, according to Variety.
Godzilla is being produced by digital animation house Polygon Pictures (TV’s Transformers: Prime, Star Wars: Clone Wars and Ronja the Robber’s Daughter). The film will be directed by Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan series) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Knights of Sidonia), from an original story and screenplay by Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass: The Movie).
The new project marks the first time the iconic monster character will have a full length animated rampage in his 60-plus year history. “We’re aiming to make a big-scale animation entertainment that people who love Godzilla and people who know nothing about him can both enjoy.”
Decades ago, Toho was a producing partner in Hanna-Barbera’s Godzilla: The Animated Series, which originally debuted in 1978.
Polygon has launched an official site for Godzilla 2017 at godzilla-anime.com.