Godzilla. We knew it was coming after some very special test footage shown at San Diego Comic Con had the geek world salivating with the prospect of city-wide destruction at the hands of giant monsters. What we didn’t know was when we’d see this on the big screen. Well, wonder no more, dear reader. Wonder no more.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have announced a release date of 16th May 2014 for the newest creature feature. Of course, it’s not going to be the Toho guy in a rubber suit version we all know and love, and hopefully it won’t be the CGI monstrosity we endured in Roland Emmerich’s film. Gareth Edwards, director of Monsters, seems far too savvy for that and he’s joined by writers David Callaham (The Expendables) and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Trilogy) who should stop it falling into comedy territory. Here’s the full press release -
“Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have slated their take on the classic Godzilla franchise to kick off the Summer moviegoing season on May 16, 2014. The joint announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, and by Legendary Pictures.
Toho Co., Ltd.’s Godzilla franchise contains one of the most widely recognized movie monsters worldwide, including more than 25 films, multiple television programs, video games and book series. Legendary, which has been developing the project, and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner. The project will fall under Legendary’s overall agreement with Warner Bros.
The film is directed by Gareth Edwards, who earned worldwide acclaim for his feature directorial debut, “Monsters.” Edwards directs from a screenplay by David Callaham (“The Expendables” films), David S. Goyer (the “Dark Knight” trilogy) and Max Borenstein (upcoming “The Seventh Son”). Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce, along with Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher will serve as executive producers alongside Doug Davison, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. The tent pole film is expected to be presented in 3D.”
Keep an eye out for any more updates on the film right here on The Shootening.
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