Godzilla 2 Writers

UPDATE: After we learned yesterday that Godzilla 2 would be scripted by Krampus writers Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields, it turns out that one of them will also be directing. ScreenCrush reports Michael Dougherty will be directing Godzilla 2 as well. Legendary must have been very pleased with the work he turned in as the director of Krampus, which has some of the coolest horror monsters to hit the big screen in awhile.

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It’s been almost a week since I saw Shin Godzilla at Fantastic Fest 2016 and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. As I explained in my review, Toho’s 29th Godzilla film is fascinating and frustrating in equal measure, deliberately sidestepping what everyone expects from a kaiju movie so it can deliver something truly unique. Those hoping for a traditional monster movie may be disappointed by Shin Godzilla, but anyone looking for a Godzilla movie that that is weird and dense enough to inspire actual conversations will be delighted.

And that brings me to today’s piece of news: I’m proud to debut a new still from the film, offering an up close and personal look at the king of the monsters himself.

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What is Shin Godzilla?

Known as Godzilla: Resurgence in Japan, it is the 29th Godzilla movie produced by the legendary production company Toho. It is directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi and no connection whatsoever to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 film or the giant monster universe Warner Bros. is currently building.

But that doesn’t really answer the question, because Shin Godzilla isn’t what many viewers think it will be. So, what is Shin Godzilla? That’s a difficult question to answer because Anno and Higuchi have really made four movies in one package and each one is fascinating and frustrating and genuinely revealing about what this iconic, and wholly Japanese, series actually represents in the year 2016.

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Shin Godzilla Trailer

Godzilla already made a comeback in the United States with director Gareth Edwards taking a stab at the king of monsters. But now the creators of Godzilla are giving him a revival of their own with Shin Godzilla, formerly known as Godzilla: Resurgence.

FUNimation is bringing the Japanese sci-fi flick to the United States for a limited engagement, opting to keep the original Japanese title. And when you see the Shin Godzilla trailer, you’ll see that this is a Japanese Godzilla movie through and through, however, there does appear to be a slight touch of Cloverfield in there as well. Watch below! Read More »


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Godzilla Resurgence US Release Date

Toho Company Ltd. has already brought back Godzilla in a big way over in Japan. Shin Godzilla (or Godzilla: Resurgence as it’s known in the United States) marked the 31st film the long-running monster movie franchise (the 29th produced by Toho), and the film has been quite the hit overseas. In its opening weekend, the film pulled in $6.1 million, which was triple the previous Godzilla film from Toho, and since then it has grossed a total of nearly $51 million, making it the highest grossing live-action film of 2016 in Japan to date.

Now Godzilla fans will get a chance to see the return of the classic movie monster in the United States as Funimation Films, who acquired the rights to the film during San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, have just set a release for this fall. Find out when you can see Godzilla: Resurgence after the jump. Read More »

Anthony Petrie Charts 2 - Godzilla

While this weekend brings Mass Hysteria 2 to Gallery 1988 with some outstanding new pieces from 100% Soft, next weekend brings another sophomore show from one of our favorite artists. Anthony Petrie is known for his details maps and charts artwork, and he rounded up a bunch of them for his first art show last year. Simply called Charts, the show features incredible pieces paying tribute to Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters and more. And now he’s back with more.

Charts 2 brings Anthony Petrie back to Gallery 1988 with a whole new batch of artwork inspired by films such as Up, Godzilla, Rocky, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Grand Budapest Hotel and even television shows such as The Walking Dead. We have all those pieces available for you to check out after the jump, a couple of which haven’t been seen anywhere else until today. Read More »

Animated Godzilla Movie

Godzilla is in the midst of a pretty big comeback overseas with the release of Shin Godzilla (or Godzilla Resurgence as it’s known in the United States) in Japan. The revival of the iconic monster franchise hit theaters back in June and is getting close to hitting $50 million, which is more than the $31.6 million grossed by Legendary’s Godzilla reboot by Gareth Edwards back in 2014. And there’s more of Godzilla on the way.

Toho, the company who created Godzilla, is looking to keep the renewed interest in the franchise going strong with a new animated movie, the first in the franchise’s 62-year history. Get the details on the animated Godzilla movie after the jump. Read More »

godzilla resurgence trailer

The problem facing Godzilla as a character, as giant radioactive lizard who makes a habit out of turning cities into piles of dust and rubble, is that time has the nasty habit of sanding the rough edges off of just about anything. We’ve watched it happen to other famous movie monsters – as the decades pass, formerly terrifying creations become mascots. They become heroes. They start to rescue the cities and the people they once mercilessly destroyed.

The most refreshing thing about the first trailer for Godzilla: Resurgence was the overwhelming sense of menace and dread in every frame. This isn’t a Godzilla movie where the King of the Monsters saves Tokyo from alien invaders while kids cheer him on – this is a Godzilla movie where the title character is restored as a figure who deserves to be feared. The newest trailer, cut for the film’s Philippines release, doubles down on this.

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godzilla resurgence trailer

Movie fans are pretty evenly divided when it comes to director Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot from 2014. One viewer’s patient, crafty, and unnerving monster mash is another viewer’s self-indulgent and paper thin bore. I’m very much a member of that first group and think that the 2014 film is a brilliant way of reinventing one of cinema’s most famous monsters in a way that actually makes him feel like he actually matters again.

But sometimes, you really just want a guy in a giant lizard suit stepping on buildings and that’s where Godzilla Resurgence comes in. This Toho production has no connection to the new film and the new trailer showcases a film attempting to strike a tricky balance between paying homage to the past while boldly stepping into the future. It’s also one helluva teaser.

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Monster Island Short Film

Universal and Legendary Pictures will be bringing the movie monsters King Kong and Godzilla to the big screen together in the summer of 2020, mostly because Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull just wanted to see the movie monsters fight. It’s a simple concept, and it’s an obvious match-up with the new version of Godzilla already unleashed on viewers and a new take on King Kong coming in the form of Kong: Skull Island.

But you don’t have to wait four years to see a new spin of Godzilla and King Kong doing battle, because filmmakers Harry Chaskin, Dan Lippert & Justin Michael have put together a hilarious stop-motion animated short called Monster Island that has total bro versions of the movie monsters getting into quite the tiff. Even though this is a cartoon, it’s slightly NSFW due to language and sexual humor. Read More »