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Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla successfully rebooted the long-dormant monster franchise, wiping away the tainted memory of the Roland Emmerich effort and returning the King of the Monsters to his rightful place atop the creature food chain.
Godzilla 2 is expected to be a monster mash, with the scaly legend doing battle with (or teaming up with) Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan, amaking this something of an update of Destroy All Monsters, or possibly Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster, where Godzilla teamed up with the other two to take on the tri-skulled baddie.
More importantly, he showed a secret file from “Project Monach” that revealed the secrets to be uncovered in the next film, a nice treat for a movie that's years and years away. As it turns out, Godzilla has some new threats to worry about. And by new threats, I mean very very old threats.
Gareth Edwards went from directing a small indie film to rebooting a gigantic franchise in the space of a couple short years. Now the rising filmmaker is about to become a part of a galaxy far, far away from what he's used to, thanks to his new gig on the first Star Wars standalone film. So how does this effect his duties on the newly minted Legendary Pictures franchise?
J.J. Abrams is currently hard at work on resurrecting the Star Wars franchise, having just recently started working on Star Wars: Episode VII, but he is now no longer the only director working to bring the legendary sci-fi franchise back to the big screen. Gareth Edwards, who experienced monster box office success last weekend with the release of the new Godzilla reboot, has become the first filmmaker hired to helm one of the Disney and Lucasfilm's planned Star Wars spin-off movies.
It was more than a year ago that crowds at San Diego Comic Con got their first look at Godzilla, a new take on the classic monster movie with Monsters helmer Gareth Edwards behind it. Since then Godzilla has returned to Comic Con and brought a teaser that actually includes the cast, but only now is that first tease now available online for all of us to see
The teaser doesn’t really give much of an indication one way or the other. I like the ominous tone, and the visual of a giant tentacled creature being driven away on a truck will get me every time. But just watching military men slowly walk through the dust and stare off at something that I can’t see isn’t that intriguing.
The truth is that we know very little about the film's plot, but what we do know is that the movie has one absolutely stacked cast, including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.
Say what you will about promising a giant lizard movie would be realistic, but Edwards proved with Monsters he could make a genre movie low-to-the-ground and character-based, and it's exciting to hunk of how he might do it on a larger budget too. The new Godzilla movie is set for release May 16; are you as enthusiastic about it as we are?
After months of rumors without anyone confirming anything, Legendary Pictures finally rose from the sea and admitted the company is making a Godzilla remake. The announcement came after the Pacific Rim presentation ended, and the news was greeted with raucous approval from the crowd in Comic Con’s Hall H.
today in Hall H, after the Pacific Rim presentation ended, a surprise trailer for Godzilla screened for the thrilled audience. They also announced that Gareth Edwards, who formerly made the indie Monsters, will be directing the Godzilla remake-- then Edwards himself took the stage in front of an ecstatic crowd
Gareth Edwards’ Monsters was a modest hit back in 2010, burning up the film festival circuit (with a memorable stop in Austin for SXSW) and earning decent box office overseas. The film – about a man and woman trying to cross a forbidden area of Central America that had been restricted due to the presence of lethal creatures – was made on a shoestring budget but made overnight stars of Edwards and his leading man, Scoot McNairy.
If you're old enough to have seen the excremental 1998 Godzilla movie, you've probably had just about enough time to scrub the memory of it out of your brain. That can only mean one thing. Time for a remake! Well, not that new. Rumors began floating back in 2009 that Legendary Pictures, the folks behind The Dark Knight and 300, wanted to bring the giant lizard back to the big screen. Now this latest take on Godzilla has landed a new writer named Max Borenstein.
It's funny to think of anyone being afraid of the old Japanese Godzilla movies. Sure, the thought of a giant monster destroying a city isn't pleasant, but the low-budget rubber suits make the films look comical by modern standards. Roland Emmerich tried to fix this by going with an entirely CGI beast in his 1998 version, but hardcore fans were unhappy with the design and the movie surrounding the monster was complete crap.
f you’re one of the lucky ones, hearing the term Godzilla will return memories of blissfully bad special effects, endearing English dubbing over frantic Japanese businessmen
Gareth Edwards is the latest indie-filmmaker to make it big and go Hollywood. Early last year he captured everyone’s attention with his shoestring budgeted monster movie, Monsters and now Hollywood has hired him
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With both Saw 3D and My Soul to Keep to contend with on October 29th, Monsters is really going to have to deliver a solid advertising campaign to stir some buzz. Between the film’s trailer and this brand
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