Great monster movies take time to make, so you’ll be waiting until 2014 for the next Godzilla film. That was the news a few hours ago from Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures who have now set the release date on their Godzilla Reboot for May 16, 2014. The announcement also stated that the film will be in 3D. There was no word on whether or not they’ll cast Matthew Broderick in the film for the sole purpose of having him get eaten or stomped on in the first 10 seconds of the film.
The good new for Comic Con attendees is that you can almost guarantee that Godzilla will be popping up in Hall H next summer. After all, he made his re-appearance through test footage at SDCC 2012.
Also good news is that TOHO studio, the company that made Godzilla what he is today is helping out with the film.
Gareth Edwards will be directing the film that returns the character to gritty, realistic action roots. The script was written by David Callaham, David S. Goyer, and Max Borenstein.
David Goyer? Interesting. I wonder if we’ll get a bit of “Godzilla Begins” as part of the movie.
Here’s the official Press Release:
THE ICONIC MOVIE MONSTER GODZILLA STOMPS INTO THEATERS ON MAY 16, 2014
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.