For me, there was always one big barrier in making a Hollywood Godzilla movie: Nobody takes Godzilla seriously, the fans most of all. They know he's just a guy in a goofy rubber suit. That's part of the people. The goofiness is part of what gives him his personality. Any kind of serious treatment is going to remove that, so how much hope does it really have? Well, it turns out the answer is "a whole damn lot", if this trailer is any indication.