Japanese creators has started crowdfunding to remake a Japanese legendary movie “Daibutsu Kaikoku” at Japanese funding website Makuake.
Daibutsu Kaikoku is the movie about a big Buddha statue. “Daibutsu” means a big Buddha statue, “Kaikoku” means walking around a country. One day it begins to walk and visit around Japan. The film was made in 1934 by Yoshiro Edamasa who is know as a master of Eiji Tsuburaya. Eiji Tsuburaya is one of the most famous director of special effect films like Godzilla or Ultraman.
It is said that we can’t watch this movie because the film has been lost during World War 2. So the grandson of Yoshiro Edamasa and some creators has started to raise a fund at Japanese crowdfunding website Makuake. A big Buddha status was designed by the creator Keisuke Yoneyama, Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro, a director of The Shape of Water, also praise his creature design.
People who fund 20 dollars can receive a ticket of advance screening of the movie, a postcard, a brochure and their name will be displayed in the credits roll. There’re also choices for corporations. If a corporation fund 1,000 dollars, it can introduce their product and the big Buddha statue will visit their office in the film.
We can see pictures of the big Buddha statue at their official website.