Shin Ultraman Film release delayed due to COVID-19, Tsuburaya Productions issues Statement

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In a new statement from Tsuburaya Productions, the new film Shin Ultraman has been delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Originally it was scheduled to be released in the Early Summer, the company had this to say:

First, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to everyone who has suffered from the ongoing effects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. We would also like to express our gratitude and respect for all of the healthcare and essential workers who even now are responding to the situation.

Due to delays in the production schedule caused by COVID-19, we will not be releasing SHIN ULTRAMAN in theaters in the early summer of 2021 as planned and will instead formulate a new release schedule. Our staff members are earnestly working on the production. We hope that you continue to look forward to its release. We will make further announcements about the release schedule on our official website and social media as plans are finalized.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.”

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It is being produced by Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki AnnoShinji Higuchi, who directed the Attack on Titan live-action films, is helming Shin Ultraman. Both men also directed 2016’s Shin Godzilla, starring: Takumi Saitoh, Masami Nagasawa, Daiki Arioka, Akari Hayami, Testsushi Tanaka / Hidetoshi Nishijima, Koji Yamamoto, Ryo Iwamatsu, Kyusaku Shimada, Toru Masuoka, Kenshi Nagatsuka, Hajime Yamazaki, Soko Wada.

  • Producer and Screenwriter: Hideaki Anno
  • Director: Shinji Higuchi
  • Music: Shiro Sagisu
  • Presented By: Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd., Toho Co., Ltd, Khara Inc.
  • Production Companies: Toho Pictures, Cine Bazar

Source: Tsuburaya Productions

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