This will not be anything like the 1998 Roland Emmerich Godzilla starring Matthew Broderick. No, by all reports this reboot of the franchise is going to take the Godzilla series back to its roots. Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are promising a "gritty, realistic actioner" and have tapped Gareth Edwards, the filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed low-budget horror film Monsters, to direct. David S. Goyer (Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy), David Callaham (The Expendables), and Max Borenstein (The Seventh Son) wrote the screenplay.
Warner Bros is counting on big things from the big monster and has set a May 16, 2014 release date for the 3D film.
Way back in March 2010 when Warner Bros first revealed they were working on a Godzilla film, Legendary Pictures' Thomas Tull talked about what they intended to do with the new Godzilla movie. "Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see," explained Tull. "We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed the character to remain as pop-culturally relevant for as long as it has."
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