Monsters director Gareth Edwards is the man entrusted by Toho, Legendary, and Warner Bros. to revamp Godzilla — or more properly, to bring him back to speed as the giant nuclear monster that owns the hearts of moviegoers. Edwards said this week, ”To me, he’s like a force of nature, like the wrath of God or vengeance for the way we’ve behaved… I want it to be epic. I want to get the hairs on the back of your neck up.”
You’ve probably seen the proof of concept Godzilla trailer that debuted at Comic Con a couple years ago, as it has done the rounds as a high-quality bootleg. But here’s something much better: the full trailer, which features the cast (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston) but even better shows off the monster of the title.
The hairs on the back of your neck might just stand up when you see a squad of soldiers diving to meet the monster in what looks like a suicide mission, and that’s just the beginning. This is a teaser that really tries to tease, and that suggests it isn’t just playing a marketing game. This looks like a horror movie, which is just as it should be. Check it out below.
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Posted on Monday, December 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
It seems like we’ve been hearing about Warner Bros. and Legendary’s plans for a Godzilla reboot for ever and ever, but this week we’ll finally get to see what’s come of all that talk. The first official trailer will be released tomorrow, Tuesday, December 10, in advance of the creature feature’s summer 2014 bow.
But first, the Godzilla marketing team would like to invite you to explore the film’s world with several viral videos and a mysterious website. Check ‘em out after the jump.
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Want to see the face of the new Godzilla?
It’s always the same: there’ll be a new film with a tightly-guarded character design that has been hidden from the curious public. But those character designs have to be merchandized, and so there are licensing expos where companies get to see the stuff that studios are hiding from people. And then pictures hit the internet, often well before trailer footage does.
And so we come to the latest expo, in Brazil, where a poster featuring Godzilla was photographed. This would appear to be the design of the creature for Gareth Edwards‘ new film that opens in 2014. We’ve kept it below, for those who would rather wait for a trailer.
Update: Warner Bros. lawyers have been in touch, so the image is gone.
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The composer who worked on two recent Best Picture winners is taking a monstrous leap. Alexandre Desplat, the composer of scores for The King’s Speech and Argo, as well as for Moonrise Kingdom and both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows among others, will be writing the music for next year’s big budget remake of Godzilla. Read More »
This is the best fan-made trailer I’ve seen in a while. Footage from Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim has been re-cut into a trailer that still sells del Toro’s movie, but in the style of old Toho Studios trailers. If you’re familiar with any of the classic ads for Toho’s own Kaiju films, this will be very familiar. Even if you’re not, however, the style is so expertly captured here that you’ll get the idea very quickly. Read More »
News of a new G.I. Joe film, the continuation of Pacific Rim and some crazy riffs on potential follow-ups are all in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump, read about the following.
- Jon Chu confirms Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis will be back for G.I. Joe 3.
- Sandra Bullock doesn’t think there will be a sequel to The Heat.
- Despite rumors, there are no plans to do a sequel to The Simpsons Movie.
- Gareth Edwards comes up with a hypothetical idea for a Godzilla sequel.
- James Wan says he’d love an electric car in Fast and Furious 7.
- Mel Gibson‘s brother wants to lend his voice to the Mad Max video game.
- Travis Beacham promises more Pacific Rim, at least in comics.
- Dolphin Tale 2 gets a greenlight and the whole gang is back.
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Last year at Comoc Con, Legendary Entertainment surprised the crowd with a very early teaser trailer for Gareth Edwards‘ Godzilla. The test footage kicked Hall H’s ass and was one of the most talked about things of that year’s Con. Warner Bros has returned a year later with Edwards, alongside cast members Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor Johnson and Bryan Cranston to premiere a new teaser trailer, our first look at actual footage from the film. Read all about it, and find what was said on the panel, after the jump.
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For the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, Legendary Entertainment spared no expense to create one of the coolest real world ARG experiences I’ve ever been part of. And thats a tough claim considering all the awesome viral events 42 Entertainment has created over the years in San Diego and elsewhere, most specifically for Tron Legacy and The Dark Knight. 42, an outside marketing company started by former Walt Disney Imagineers, has always struggled with the studios to provide these big real world experiences. Legendary Entertainment recently acquired film marketing agency Five33, which gives the team unprecedented access to work from within to create what might not be possible at other outside marketing companies.
The Godzilla Encounter is a ticketed experience set in a building which is a mere five minute walk outside of the San Diego Convention Center. /Film was given a preview of the experience, which will be open to fans from Thursday to Sunday. What did we see? Did we survive a Godzilla attack? See photos and watch our video blog after the jump.
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