Thursday, June 19, 2014
YOSHIMITSU BANNO LAUNCHES NEW GODZILLA BOOK! The Man Who Made Godzilla Fly Tells All!
Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster director Yoshimitsu Banno has launched his Japanese-language autobiography, which has been years in the making. An English-language version had been planned as well, but let's wait and see what (if anything) develops.
Mr. Banno was executive producer of the recent Godzilla (2014), which marks his comeback to the series. It's been a banner year for the man who made Godzilla fly!
UPDATE: I've obtained new information that this is probably not his actual autobiography but a book solely about his involvement with the new Godzilla movie. As a result, I've changed the title of this blog post. Mr. Banno has been busy (understandably so) since the film's release, so confirmation has been slow in coming. More than anything, what threw me was that this book's English title was what he told me he was planning to title his autobiography. So let's wait and see what develops. In any case, congrats, Mr. Banno!
UPDATE 2 (6/21): According to Mr. Banno, the English version is due at the end of July!