After not leaving much of an imprint in 1998, the world's most notorious city destroying dinosaur is preparing for a big screen return soon courtesy of Monsters writer/director Gareth Edwards. The big brute, known as Godzilla, who's battled the likes of King Kong will emerge on movie screens once again on May 16, 2014, TheFilmStage reported yesterday. And Edwards has big plans for Japan's most celebrated movie monster, with the awesome David S. Goyer chipping in on the script.
There's also word via Comic Con that not only will the movie come to us in 3D, but that Edwards wants Godzilla to have a more realistic feel compared to his previous appearances. He's leaning more towards an approach of "If this really happened, what would it be like", which is what made his under the radar film Monsters so enjoyable.
Probably another reason Legendary believes Edwards is the right man to bring Godzilla back for more, easing the pain Roland Emmerich unleashed on the world with his version years ago. Having P-Diddy almost ruin Led Zeppelin's Kashmir on the films soundtrack didn't help much either. The past is the past, so I digress.
If you've seen Monsters, you must like Edwards' chances of creating a worthwhile Godzilla tale for us to anticipate in the coming years.
Godzilla will face stiff competition with other 2014 summer blockbusters in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes coming out as well. It's much too early to pick a favorite here...