MONSTER ISLAND Update: Kaiju Designs By Matt Frank
Source: Avery Guerra, Matt Frank
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Asylum Entertainment’s Avery Guerra has revealed that their new movie, MONSTER ISLAND, will feature kaiju designs by Matt Frank. The comic artist — known for his work on GODZILLA, TRANSFORMERS, MARS ATTACKS, ULTRAMAN and other titles — created the look for the main kaiju baddie of the film.
“I’m pretty darned excited about this,” Frank told SciFi Japan. “Asylum, if nothing else, cranks out these monster flicks like crazy. And the concept they asked me to design was pretty unique as far as the kaiju genre goes. I found it to be a refreshing change of pace, and I look forward to seeing it realized on film!”
In related news, Godzilla/kaiju film actor Robert Scott Field (GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH, ULTRAMAN NEOS, THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL, DEEP SEA MONSTER RAIGA VS. LAVA BEAST OHGA) has provided his voice in Japanese dialogue for a scene in the film.
In MONSTER ISLAND, a gigantic kaiju goes on a rampage. As the world tries to stop the beast, more and more monsters appear — each one more terrible than the last — leaving mankind defenseless until our heroes reach out to a specialist versed in monster lore. The movie is written and directed by Mark Atkins and stars Toshi Toda (Sony Pictures’ GODZILLA, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA, THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL), Eric Roberts (STAR 80, THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, THE DARK KNIGHT), Chris Fisher (BLACK SAILS, 6 HEADED SHARK ATTACK), Adrian Bouchet (THE LAST KINGDOM, FINAL FANTASY), Meghan Oberholzer, Natalie Robbie, and Donna Cormack.
MONSTER ISLAND will premiere June 1st on the SyFy Channel. The film will be available on DVD and VOD starting June 13th, with Subscription VOD following on Sep 13th.