Friday, August 24, 2012

Monster Japan Travel Guide Press Release

Above, Yuu Asakura with "The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan."  Photo by Armand Vaquer.
The press release is now being circulated by the service I use.

 Here it is:

"The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan" Now at Amazon's Kindle Store

"The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan" is now available as an ebook at's Kindle Store.

Tarzana, CA, August 24, 2012 --( "I am pleased to announce that 'The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan,' the world's first and only travel guide to monster locations and landmarks used in Japanese science-fiction and fantasy movies, is now an ebook at's Kindle Store," said author Armand Vaquer. "Several fans have asked me to consider having the travel guide available as an ebook. I looked into it, and got it done. This will be an additional handy tool for Japan tourists as they can access the travel guide on their iPads, iPods or notebook computers while exploring the country."

"The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan" contains information on monster movie locations, accommodations, attractions, transportation and general tourist information for Japan tourists.

The ebook version is available at $4.99.


To go to the Kindle page, go here.

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Burbank, CA – March 29, 2010 – Legendary Pictures announced today that they will develop and produce a new film based on Toho Company’s famed GODZILLA character. Through the terms of the agreement, Legendary Pictures has acquired the rights to produce a movie inspired by Toho’s Godzilla, a franchise the Japanese company created and has nurtured for over fifty years.

Toho’s GODZILLA franchise boasts one of the most widely recognized film creatures worldwide, resulting in a series of books, television programs, video games and more than 25 films worldwide. Legendary intends to approach the film and its characters in the most authentic manner possible. The company will, in the near future, announce a filmmaker to helm the film for an intended 2012 release. The film will fall under the company’s co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros. Toho will distribute the film in Japan."

"Godzilla" is coming back -- this time, with Legendary Pictures taking the lead, co-producing and co-financing with Warner Bros. for release in 2012.

Legendary announced Monday it had obtained rights to the iconic monster character from Japan's Toho Co., which has overseen more than 25 "Godzilla" films. Toho will release the pic in Japan.

Legendary said it's planning to announce a director shortly.

In addition to Legendary, producers on the new film will be Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers. Yoshimitsu Banno, Kenji Okuhira and Doug Davison will exec produce.

"Godzilla is one of the world's most powerful pop culture icons, and we at Legendary are thrilled to be able to create a modern epic based on this long-loved Toho franchise," said Thomas Tull, Chairman and CEO of Legendary. "Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop-culturally relevant for as long as it has."

Legendary noted the film will fall under its co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros. Legendary's productions with Warners have included "The Dark Knight," "300" and "The Hangover."

Speculation about a new "Godzilla" has been active since last summer. The Bloody Disgusting web site reported in August that the project was in development.