A quintet of new cast additions have been announced for Godzilla: Monster Planet, an upcoming 3DCG theatrical anime film with animation by Polygon Pictures that imagines a far-flung future world where the Earth now belongs to monsters. The new cast additions include:
Daisuke Ono as Eliott Leland, a 32 year old English colonel and the leader of the operation to retake Earth. Eliott is frustrated with the governance of the colony ship and hopes to shake things up and solidify his own power by defeating Godzilla.
Kenta Miyake as Rilu-elu Belu-be, a 55 year old (about 35 in human years) alien from planet Belusard. Rilu-elu serves as a military instructor, and he's spent so much time around humans that it's difficult to tell that he belongs to an alien species.
Kenyu Horiuchi as Unberto Mori, a 56 year old Italian general and the captain of the colony ship Aratrum. Prior to emigrating to space with the rest of humanity, Unberto was a soldier who fought in a failed attempt to vanquish Godzilla.
Kazuhiro Yamaji as Endurph, a 105 year old (about 50 in human years) alien of the Exif species. Endurph is a cardinal in the Exif's religious order, and he also serves in the military in a civilian capacity.
And Kazuya Nakai as Halu-elu Dolu-do, 70 year old (about 40 in human years) alien of planet Belusard. Halu-elo is a lieutenant general and the commander of his people, and he is know for having an unflappable and sober disposition.
Godzilla: Monster Planet is directed by Kōbun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita and features animation by Polygon Pictures. The film is set in the far-flung future, when the Earth has been completely overrun by giant monsters. After a deep-space colonization attempt fails, a small group of survivors tries to take back the planet.
The first part in a planned trilogy of films, Godzilla: Monster Planet hits theaters in Japan on November 17, 2017. The films will also be digitally distributed by Netflix.
Official Godzilla: Monster Planet home page
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