Airing date for the first film of the Godzilla 3DCG animated film trilogy announced by Netflix to be January 17th, 2018.
Recently,the American entertainment company Netflix announced that Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, the first film of the 3DCG Godzilla animated film trilogy based off of the legendary Godzilla kaiju franchise made by Toho, will be released on January 17th, 2018.
This announcement came from a tweet made by the official Twitter account of the Godzilla anime film project.
— 映画『GODZILLA 星を喰う者』 (@GODZILLA_ANIME) January 7, 2018
The film’s plot is described below:
The planet is beset by the emergence of colossal creatures that roam the earth, and king among them is “Godzilla”. For a half a century, these beasts engage in ferocious battle with each other and mankind. But humans, unable to compete, prepare for exile from their home planet. In the year 2048, a select few humans are chosen by the central government’s artificial intelligence infrastructure to set out on an interstellar emigration vessel, the Aratrum, on an 11.9-lightyear journey for the planet Tau-e in the Cetus constellation. But when they arrive after 20 years of space travel, the remnants of mankind find the environmental conditions on Tau-e to be much different than expected, and basically uninhabitable by humans.
One youth on board the emigration vessel, Haruo, had seen his parents killed by Godzilla before his eyes when he was only 4 years old. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but returning to Earth to defeat Godzilla. With the doors to emigration now closed, Haruo and other crew spearhead a “return to Earth” decision despite severely attenuated and hazardous conditions on board for such a long trip back.
Somehow, the Aratrum makes the return journey in one piece, but the home they return to has become an alien planet. 20,000 years have elapsed, and a new ecosystem has emerged with Godzilla atop the food chain. Can mankind take back its native planet? Will Haruo get his revenge?
The film previously opened in Japanese theaters on November 11th, 2017. Additionally, this release came with a limited promotion for the 2nd film of the trilogy titled Godzilla: The City Mechanized for the Final Battle, featuring the iconic Mechagodzilla. The 2nd film is set for a May 2018 release.