We’ve finally got some news on the new Godzilla reboot, but unfortunately it’s not the trailer you’ve been waiting to see since it was shown at the San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year… at least now we know when the actual film be will in theaters, though. That’s right: Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have set the date for May 16 2014 – and it’ll be in 3D.
As yet, we’re not sure whether it’ll be shot natively or post-converted, and the other details are a bit sketchy, too. But here’s what else we do know; Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is directing, and the script is by David Callaham (The Expendables), and Max Borenstein (The Seventh Son). We reported that David Goyer (Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and also the man behind the upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel) came on-board back in July.
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.
Thing is, do we really need a new Godzilla film? Could this actually turn out well? We spoke to Gareth Edwards about it back in February, and he told us that basically he was aware of the pressure and doesn’t plan on “f*cking it up.”
According to /Film, Toho Studios, the original Japanese home of the character, who also own the rights to the oversized reptile, is overseeing the efforts of Legendary and WB so that things don’t turn out the way they did when Roland Emmerich made the last US Godzilla film. Deadline says the film “will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner.” Hmmmm. Doesn’t sound quite like classic Godzilla, does it? Guess we’ll just have to see what Edwards & Co. come up with.
Are you excited about Godzilla?