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Frank Darabont Says Origins Of The New ‘Godzilla’ Will Be Different

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While ousted producers Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes, Gangster Squad) and Roy Lee (The Departed, The Strangers, The Grudge) move forward with their lawsuit against Legendary Pictures, newly hired screenwriter Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Mist, “The Walking Dead”) is hard at work on his pass of Legendary and Warner Bros.’ Gareth Edwards directed Godzilla remake.

Darabont has to be in a bit of a rush (the film starts shooting in March), but he took some time out to speak with io9. The conversation is encouraging. “What we’re trying to do with the new movie is not have it camp, not have it be campy. We’re kind of taking a cool new look at it… We want this to be a terrifying force of nature. And what was really cool, for me, is there was a very compelling human drama that I got to weave into it. It’s not that cliched, thinly disguised romance or bromance, or whatever. It’s different, it’s a different set of circumstances than you’re used to seeing.” When pressed on if he was going to connect Godzilla to a different contemporary issue he replied, “Yes I am, but I’m not going to give it away.

Interesting. Godzilla is still (sort of) expected to hit theaters May 16th, 2014.



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