I’m not sure how many of you were lucky enough to see both the Jaws and King Kong attractions at both Universal Studios here in the States but they were epic, putting you directly into a scene from both franchises. Kong, however, was freaky as hell, putting park attendees in a cable car that gets shook by the giant ape as you pass by his enormous mug.
A report from the set of the now-filming Godzilla: King of the Monsters sounds like a scene from right out of that ride, with Gormaru Island writing that bystanders and witnesses reporting that “there were a lot of thunderous noises, booms, and monster sounds emitting around the location,” while further adding, “With cars turned over, flames roaring, and with debris scattered everywhere.” A click on the aforementioned link will reveal some photos directly from the set, which is described as incredibly secretive.
Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus director Michael Dougherty‘s Godzilla: King of the Monsters will further set the stage for 2020’s Adam Wingard-directed Godzilla vs. Kong.
In Godzilla 2, “The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.
When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.”
The incredible cast includes Zhang Ziyi, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Ken Watanabe, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Aisha Hinds.
Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull, with Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers and Alexandra Mendes co-producing for Legendary.
Behind the scenes, Dougherty’s creative team includes director of photography Lawrence Sher, whose past credits include War Dogs and Godzilla; production designer Scott Chambliss (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2); editor Roger Barton (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales); costume designer Louise Migenbach (the X-Men films); and Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron (Godzilla).
Filming is taking place mainly in Atlanta, Georgia. The sequel to the 2014 film arrives on March 22, 2019.