On the official site of the Japanese cinema chain, AEON Cinema, it has been listed that the premiere of the film Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijouban: ||), the fourth part of the Rebuild of Evangelion film project , will be held on December 3, 2021. At the time of this writing, a statement has not been issued by the production team, however, if there were, then the chain of cinemas would have anticipated the announcement, something that happens in some occasions.
This film was scheduled to premiere on January 23 in theaters in Japan, however, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the declaration of a new state of emergency in much of Japan, it was postponed indefinitely. In fact, this was its second postponement (at least as far as COVID-19 is concerned), since it had originally been scheduled for June 27, 2020. The multiple delays of this production have already become a meme among Internet communities, who often post jokingly comments like "this movie never existed."
- Hideaki Anno is directing the feature film at Studio Khara, in collaboration with Hiroyasu Kobayashi, Mahiro Maeda and Daisuke Onizuka.
- Takeishi Honda is in charge of the animation direction.
- Yutaka Izubuchi is in charge of character design.
- Shiro Sagisu is in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.
Neon Genesis Evangelion Synopsis
In 2015, the world is on the brink of destruction. The last hope of humanity resides in the hands of NERV, a special agency under the command of the United Nations, and its Evangelions, giant robots capable of defeating the Angels who announce the ruin of the Earth. Gendou Ikari, head of the organization, is looking for compatible pilots who can sync up with the Evangelions and unleash their true potential. Aiding in this defensive endeavor are the talented strategist Misato Katsuragi, head of Tactical Operations, and Ritsuko Akagi, the chief scientist. Face to face with his father for the first time in years, the life of the 14-year-old boy, Shinji Ikari, has to change irreversibly when he is taken to the NERV facilities and discovers his heartbreaking destiny: he must become the pilot of the Evangelion Unit -01 with the fate of humanity in his hands.
Source: Official Site
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