Gareth Edwards' New 'Godzilla' Will Stomp into Theaters Summer 2014
by Ethan Anderton
September 13, 2012
We've been anticipating Monsters director Gareth Edwards' take on Godzilla ever since it was announced in January of 2011. Thankfully, Comic-Con this summer brought a surprise teaser trailer that will excited audiences who may not even be excited about seeing another Godzilla film. Warner Bros. and Legendary are still behind the film with Edwards expected to direct from a screenplay by David Callaham (The Expendables), David S. Goyer (the Dark Knight trilogy) and Max Borenstein (The Seventh Son) and the film has been slated for release on May 16th, 2014. That's right, we only have to wait a year and a half.
All right, so it might not be that close. But with that amount of time between now and the release, we should expect some casting news sometime soon. Of course, a release date isn't always a guarantee that we'll see the film, and we're going to do our best to not get excited until it's actually in production. if the teaser shown to us at Comic-Con (watch our video blog right here) was any indicator, this could be the most realistic and grounded approach to Godzilla yet. The press release indicates the same by saying Warner Bros. and Legendary will "return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner." It can't be any worse that Roland Emmerich's cheesy, but action-packed take back in 1998. And the studio expects this one to be in 3D too, as if we would expect anything less. Excited for a new Godzilla?