Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
Gareth Edwards‘ Godzilla reboot has been kept under very tight wraps through most of its development process, but one aspect of the film that’s no secret is its top-notch cast. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Strathairn, and Juliette Binoche(!) have all boarded over the past few months. Now, with principal photography underway, one more name has been added to that roster: Ken Watanabe. Hit the jump to read more.
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Humans in a Godzilla movie are basically ants in a forest, but Gareth Edwards continues to cast the best ants possible. First was Aaron Taylor-Johnson, next were Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston and now he’s added Oscar-nominee David Strathairn to the mix. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are keeping all the details of the 2014 film under wraps but the rumor is Strathairn will play some kind of military leader. Read more below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 by Angie Han
Gareth Edwards‘ Godzilla remake will be sending some of Hollywood’s best and brightest to get (potentially) crushed to death by a monster. Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston are looking to join Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the sci-fi tentpole for Warner Bros. and Legendary. There is one little detail standing in the way right now, however — none of the three deals can be finalized until Frank Darabont finishes his rewrite of the script. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 by Angie Han
An especially heart-pounding edition of Remake Bits features updates on Evil Dead, Godzilla, Robocop, and more. After the jump:
- Frank Darabont talks about the Godzilla reboot
- Jason Blum is remaking The Town That Dreaded Sundown
- Listen to ten minutes of the Evil Dead score
- New pics show the Robocop prototype
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Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been offered the lead in Gareth Edwards‘ upcoming remake of Godzilla. The news comes after a week where several names were mentioned to be up for the role, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Henry Cavill and others. Taylor-Johnson, whose currently appearing in Anna Karenina and will next appear in Kick-Ass 2, won’t make a final decision as to whether or not to take the role until Frank Darabont hands in his re-write. But according to reports, his acceptance seems likely.
Read more about this, as well as an update on the legal battle and the possibility of more than one monster crashing through the film, below. Read More »
Like a monster through a city, major shifts are happening in the world of Godzilla. The film, which premiered concept footage at Comic-Con in July and will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters), is already set with a May 16, 2014 release date. Now, two of the film’s major producers – Dan Lin and Roy Lee — have left the project. In addition, Oscar-nominated writer/director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Walking Dead) has been brought on to do a final rewrite. Both of those things are happening just weeks before the film is set to start shooting in March. There are more details after the jump.
UPDATE: A short list of actors Warner Bros. is interested has now been revealed, including Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who has passed) and Man of Steel star Henry Cavill. Plus we know where the movie will shoot. Read more below. Read More »
The Avengers 2 is a couple years off at this point, with a release targeted for 2015. Between now and then writer/director Joss Whedon has a lot of other work to do with Marvel as he and the company’s team comes up with a plan for the sequel. But when that plan is together, there’s a good chance that cinematographer Seamus McGarvey will be on hand to bring it to the screen.
McGarvey has done great work in films like We Need to Talk About Kevin, High Fidelity, and Atonement, but The Avengers, as one of the biggest films of all time, brought his work to a massive audience. No wonder he’s keen to return to the series. Read More »
Briefly: Back in July at Comic Con, Warner Bros. and Legendar Pictures ran a sizzle reel for the new Godzilla film to be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters). The reel, featuring the aftereffect of Godzilla stomping through a city, was complete enough that a few people wondered if WB and Legendary had actually shot footage in secret. That seemed wildly unlikely, but not totally impossible.
Now with news that Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) is being brought in to spend four weeks rewriting Godzilla prior to the commencement of casting, we know that what we saw at Comic Con was really just a proof of concept sizzle reel. Which isn’t disappointing at all — if that’s what came together just to show off the film, the final result might be much more impressive.
Variety says the thrust of this rewrite is to “age up” the characters originally written by David Callahan, David Goyer and Max Borenstein. WB reportedly likes the core ideas of the script. The characters just need to be older. Just how much older is open to question, but unless the original drafts were written with kids in mind (also not impossible) we’ll hopefully get a movie that isn’t full of young model-type actors. (Though, really, so long as Godzilla is done well, all else might be acceptable.)
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