Godzilla 2000: Millennium (ゴジラ2000 ミレニアム Gojira Nisen: Mireniamu?) is a 1999 Japanese science fiction kaiju film directed by Takao Okawara and a reboot of the Godzilla franchise. It is the 24th film in the Godzilla franchise, the 23rd Godzilla film produced by Toho, and the first film in the Millennium series. The film was released on December 11, 1999. Sony Pictures Entertainment's TriStar division released the film in the United States and Canada in August 2000 as Godzilla 2000; the last in the Godzilla franchise to have a North American theatrical run until 2014's Godzilla. The film ignores continuity established by any previous films.