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Gareth Edwards To Bring Us A Realistic ‘Godzilla’

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It’s kind of amazing the amount of buzz surrounding Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla reboot, and somehow there’s literally zero information about it. The Coventry Telegraph’s Geek Files is one of the first to get director Gareth Edwards to talk, and here’s what he spilled:

I’ve never worked this hard, this long and been this emotionally involved in something that’s lasted only a few seconds since the time I lost my virginity! But the reaction has been amazing and I can’t wait for the fans to see our final product.” he told the site.

I’ve always been interested in Godzilla and the ideas around him. I really wanted to see another Godzilla film and jumped at the opportunity. My main idea was to imagine ‘If this really happened, what would it be like?’ I want to take a grounded, realistic approach to a Godzilla film.

Everyone warns you about working for Hollywood and how you can get treated in a certain way but my experience has been the polar opposite. Thomas Tull (founder of Legendary) has been very supportive.

What we’ve learned is that he’s aiming for a realistic approach, so don’t expect to see a bunch of Godzilla babies running around Madison Square Garden. Godzilla is to begin casting soon for a May 16, 2014 release.



  • EvilHead1981

    Everytime someone says they want something to be “grounded” and “realistic” take on a fantasy/science fiction story, it raises a “proceed with caution” flag. Hollywood should STOP using those terms.

  • mav07

    EvilHead1981, you beat me to the punch. I want to throw the fuck up in my mouth every time I hear those words come out of Hollywood. Basically everyone wants to try and be the next Dark Knight or Iron Man. At least Joss Whedon saw that it was pretty impossible to make The Avengers “grounded” and said “fuck it, i’m putting in an alien attack.”

    and the 1998 Godzilla DID take a realistic approach to it. You can’t really get more realistic than the Chernobyl explanation. Even if it is obviously impossible, doesn’t mean it’s not sort of believable and “grounded.”

    this movie/article is irrelevant anyways, Godzilla was ALREADY re-made, and the filmmakers ALREADY took a realistic approach to it, and ALREADY imagined what it would be like if it was “really happening.” It was called CLOVERFIELD!

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