Development of New Godzilla an Unnecessary Mess of Petty Disputes and Rewrites
Did you just feel the ground shake violently beneath your feet? Hear that deafening roar from off in the distance? As much as we wish we could say it's Godzilla, those tremors and bellowing are actually coming from an even more monstrous abomination: Legendary Pictures. Production for the highly anticipated return of everyone's favorite king of kaiju hasn't even started and already the studio is being stymied by one self-imposed speed bump after another. From the studio playing a tedious game of musical chairs with film writers to petty internal disputes, we'd be fortunate to even get 5 minutes of leaked grainy Godzilla footage uploaded to YouTube at the rate things are currently going -- which is assuming that everybody at Legendary Pictures can wrap their heads around a grown-up word called compromise.Read on...
This Weekend Was Kaiju-Tastic at Comic-Con, Sneak Peeks of Godzilla and Pacific RimSan Diego Comic-Con is always a time for big announcements, but few could be bigger than those surrounding the upcoming Godzilla reboot and Guillermo del Toro's giant robots vs. monsters movie Pacific Rim. Both feature baddies on an enormous scale, and both draw from a long tradition of Japanese cinema. They also sound really, really exciting.Read on...
Geekolinks 7/25: All Comic Con, All The TimeSDCC Captain America Clip Had Thor Mention (Bleeding Cool) Abin Sur Lies In State (Comic Book Resources) Godzilla Redesign (io9) Seth Rogan Talks Green Hornet 3D (Cinema Blend) Neil Patrick Harris in Cast of Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (Comics Alliance) Harrison Ford's First Trip To Comic Con (The LA Times) Marvel Studios Regains Rights to The Punisher (Comic Book Resources) (picture via The National Post.)Read on...
Godzilla Set to Wreak Havoc Once More in New MovieGodzilla is officially ready to destroy the 21st century. As first reported in August 2009 by Bloody Disgusting, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have finally struck a deal to release a full-force, CGI/special effects-laden Godzilla reboot. Says Legendary CEO Thomas Tull:
"Godzilla is one of the world's most powerful pop culture icons, and we at Legendary are thrilled to be able to create a modern epic based on this long-loved Toho franchise. Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop-culturally relevant for as long as it has."Read on...