Gareth Edwards‘ first monster movie, Monsters, hit Blu-ray this week and while promoting the release, the conversation obviously veered toward his plans for Legendary Pictures’ reboot of Godzilla, which he’s set to direct. Edwards obviously can’t say much in the way of specifics, but assures fans that the franchise will be handled with respect. Read his quotes after the jump. Read More »
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Legendary Pictures has finally found a director for their American Godzilla movie, British filmmaker Gareth Edwards who shot to fame in 2010 with his feature film debut Monsters. HeatVision reports that Edwards is closing on a deal to develop and direct the creature feature for the production company behind the Nolan-directed Batman films, 300, Superman Returns, Watchmen, Clash of the Titans, Sucker Punch and The Hangover. As with any film the produce, Warner Bros. will co-produce, co-finance and distribute the film.
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Last night there was a story that the Travis Beacham script Pacific Rim, bought by Legendary Pictures earlier this year, is being folded into Legendary’s new take on Godzilla, and that the whole shebang had been offered to Guillermo del Toro to direct.
The latter point seemed like a stretch, given that the director is about to go into production on At the Mountains of Madness. And now we’re told that the idea of the two scripts being merged is nothing more than an idea, and not even one that is in play. Read More »
UPDATE: Guillermo del Toro says he has not read or been offered this project.
You might remember back in May that Legendary Pictures bought Pacific Rim, a spec treatment by Clash of the Titans writer Travis Beacham. Or you might not; we won’t be offended if the small story slipped by you. But what if we told you that Pacific Rim might be refitted to power the upcoming Godzilla film, also by Legendary, and that the film has been offered to Guillermo del Toro? Read More »
Earlier this year, Legendary Pictures announced that the company is in development on a new Godzilla film. The best part of that news release was that Legendary seems determined to not repeat the mistakes of the forgettable 1998 film directed by Roland Emmerich.
The new film is still without a director, and we don’t know very much about what Legendary really plans to do. But a chap with a camera recently caught up with producer Brian Rogers, who talked a bit about what the plans are for Godzilla’s next American incarnation. Among the details: the classic monster will square off against at least one other creature, and perhaps more. Read More »
Earlier this year it was announced that Legendary Pictures, the company behind 300 and The Dark Knight, was developing a new American remake of Godzilla with producers Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers. A director has yet to be announced, but I’ve heard that they are looking for a darker/more realistic take on the property. Could this be it?
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Godzilla never stays dead for long. Granted, the 1998 Columbia TriStar version directed by Roland Emmerich seemed to kill off any ambition to make further Godzilla movies in the States, simply by virtue of being truly awful.
But now Legendary Pictures, the company behind 300 and The Dark Knight, is bringing an American Godzilla back to screens, thanks to a licensing deal with Toho Company. Read More »
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