Multiple Monsters For ‘Godzilla’; Lawsuit Gets Ugly

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CHUD is reporting that Legendary and Warner Bros.’ Godzilla will feature more than the iconic dino monster. They report “confirmed” news that the Gareth Edwards-directed film, in theaters May 16, 2014, will feature more than one monster, adding that two new monsters will also be wreaking havoc.

Warner Bros. has also made it clear that their interpretation of the material “follows the story of a solider” and is “way different” than the Toho Godzilla films. Shooting begins this spring.

In other news, things are getting ugly with the removal of two producers on the reboot. Deadline discovered that Legendary Pictures today filed suit (read it here) against producers Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Doug Davison to have them removed from the sequel and to stop a potential temporary restraining order by them against the film’s production. This is truly bizarre news to me as I personally have known the trio to be attached since before we exclusively broke the news on the remake back in August of 2009.

 
  • lovezoid

    *Follows the story of a soldier…* snooooore…

    Smells like Transformers. Listen carefully Hollywood: I DON’T GO TO A GIANT ROBOT OR GIANT MONSTER MOVIE TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL CONNECTION WITH A HUMAN CHARACTER!!!’

  • DarrelDreadful

    @lovezoid I agree. The soldier sub-plot is being done to death in monster/alien/robot movies. Im excited for this regardless, I just hope its something refreshing and something bigger than what we would expect. Its freaking GODZILLA.

    • lovezoid

      @DarrelDreadful – Yeah exactly. I wanna say well, blame the audience for giving people like Michael Bay the money and validating these kinds of choices – but, I have no choice…I love giant robots and monsters, and every new film is a chance to see them come alive in a more extraordinary way. Why do the plots always pander to the other half, who will only go see this movie if it has Megan Fox, or some half-assed romance?

      But then I guess that answers my own question. They do it precisely to bring in the people who don’t give a shit about the subject matter otherwise. They know we’re a shoe-in.

  • drej

    The fact that there actually are lots of people who only go see giant monster movies for the human element pretty much shows that there should never be a US-Produced Godzilla, as Hollywood will not be able to resist just rehashing Transformers.

    Listen…If you take a franchise that’s been around for decades and your first thought is “finally we can change it so it’s not stupid anymore,” then just stay the fuck away from it. It happened to Transformers (“we need human characters so it’s like, more relatable and shit!”), it happened to James Bond (“He needs to whine and fuck up a lot or else it’s not realistic!”) and it even already happened to Godzilla. And don’t get me started on video games (Syndicate, anyone?)

    I know it’s still a bit too early to condemn this movie, but if WB feels it’s necessary to explicitly state that it’s “way different” than the Toho films (this early in development, no less) that just leaves me with a very bad taste in my mouth.

  • NixEclips

    If you don’t think giant monster movies are supposed to have a human element, then you must hate the original Japanese Gojira or even The Host.

  • c-s-a78

    i bet this film will be like battle:los angeles.but done with monsters!why not continue the 90s version?it ended with a egg hatching!!!

  • NixEclips

    @c-s-a78 Because that wasn’t Godzilla.