Godzilla Reboot Will Feature Two New Monsters

When it's said that Godzilla is "king of the monsters" there is the forced implication that that there are other monsters that he is king of. The original Japanese films featuring the creature made this abundantly clear in the many, many sequels produced to the 1954 original, by having the beast famously face off against creatures like King Kong, Mothra, and Rodan. And that will apparently be the case again for the upcoming reboot as well.

CHUD reportedly got access to a web-based seminar (called a "webinar" by the site) hosted by the promotional arm of Warner Bros. and learned that the new Godzilla movie, which is being made by director Gareth Edwards, will feature two brand new monsters never before seen in franchise. But for those of you who are hoping that the new movie will be a strict homage to the series' beginnings, I have some unfortunate news. Claiming the movie to be "way different" than the Toho Godzilla films, the new movie instead "follows the story of a solider" (presumably the character Joseph Gordon-Levitt was offered).

The reboot has actually been in the headlines quite a bit this week, and while Gordon-Levitt actually ended up turning down the lead, the project got some good news when it was revealed that Shawshank Redemption director Frank Darabont has been hired to do a rewrite of the script. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have scheduled the new Godzilla movie to be released on May 16, 2014 (meaning that production will begin later this year) and you can read more about the project in our Blend Film Database.

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