Monday, March 29, 2010

'Godzilla' to be remade, courtesy of Legendary Pictures

From ew, The giant Japanese monster is getting the Hollywood treatment — again. This time Legendary Pictures will do an American Godzilla movie, based on Toho Company’s legendary monster. The studio, which is behind the upcoming Clash of the Titans, has made it clear it won’t be a sequel to the 1998 film that Sony and Roland Emmerich made. (That movie starring Matthew Broderick grossed close to $400 million worldwide.) Rather, it will be a re-imagining of the original Godzilla movies. Legendary has plans to announce a director for the film soon. The movie — which Legendary hopes to release in 2012 — will be a co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros, and Toho will distribute the film in Japan.


Octopunk said...


If Clash of the Titans is any good, I may get very excited about this.

If it isn't, at least this movie has nothing to do with the 1998 fiasco.

I said in '98 that a good Godzilla movie would mean a Octo-approved trend of giant monster flicks, but it looks like we had to wait 10 more years until Cloverfield.

HandsomeStan said...

I'm just glad there's some original thinkers out there, and we can look forward to fresh, new creative works of cinematic genius on the horizon.

Honestly, I am a HUGE fan of all the old monster movies (largely due to Octo's perceptive retro eye in his reviews), and I was a gigantic fan of the hype leading up to 98's 'Zilla, but still, after Cloevrfield, how could you POSSIBLY tell a new story? G-Zill falls in love?

Maybe I give the writers short shrift. There's always a new angle. If Star Trek can be re-booted (and I hate that term) so effectively, there's nothing they can't do with a giant, lumbering monster that destroys everything in its path because it's upset.

Think of the possibilities!!!

Octopunk said...

I do, Stan. I do.