The new American Godzilla isn’t dead, it’s just in chrysalis.
Monsters director Gareth Edwards is still is attached to direct the latest revamp of Godzilla for Legendary Pictures and Max Borenstein is rewriting David Goyer’s draft. Speaking at the Kapow Comic Book Convention recently Edwards offered, “It’s going great and I’m genuinely excited about it. We’re just working really hard with Legendary, who have been fantastic. Thomas Tull has just been an absolute pleasure and nothing like the experience they warn you about when you go to Hollywood. I can’t say much other than I hope that we’ll have some proper news soon. So you won’t have to wait too long at all.”
He added, “Well, we are in the worst part of the whole film making process which is waiting. We spent almost a year working on the script and on different drafts, going back and forth trading emails with the production company and everything. I had this lucky chance of writing with Mark and so I feel like, it’s a strange feeling, because at the same time I feel like a lot has happened, but at the same time I’m so deep in the project…”
Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira) Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind. In 1998, TriStar Pictures produced a remake set in New York City, directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Matthew Broderick.
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