Updated: New casting info added
Legendary’s now-filming Godzilla reboot, helmed by Monsters director Gareth Edwards, will include a key cast member from the original film. Legendary sent out a tweet featuring original star Akira Takarada alongside Edwards holding a cast chair with his name emblazoned upon it. In addition, Victor Rasuk (Being Flynn) has been added to the cast as well.
Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe and Richard T. Jones round out the cast. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce along with Mary Parent. Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham penned the script. Production is currently underway in Vancouver.
Character descriptions, along with other plot details, are under wraps for now but sources say Jones would be playing a military figure. Warner Bros. will handle distribution on May 16, 2014.