Because, apparently, you can’t reboot a film franchise without this guy, David Goyer—the man behind the scripts for Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and the upcoming Man of Steel reboot of Superman—has been hired by Legendary Pictures to write the screenplay for (sweet, sweet Jesus, help us all) the upcoming Godzilla reboot. Yes, a film about a skyscraper-sized lizard that shoots rays out of its mouth. Is being rebooted. In the 21st century. Yup.
According to Deadline:
“Now the in-demand writer will pen the screenplay, from a draft written by David Callaham, for Legendary Pictures’ new version of Godzilla. The project will fall under Legendary’s overall agreement with Warner Bros. while Toho Company, which own the rights to the oversized reptile, will distribute the film in Japan. 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 and was smart to get a pro like Goyer on board so early in the process since he has so much experience creating franchises.”
Oh, so it will be a “dark and gritty” film about a skyscraper-sized lizard that shoots rays out of its mouth. Is being rebooted. In the 21st century. Yup.
What do you think of a Godzilla remake?