Nacho Vigalondo's Next Project Will Be a Classic, Cheap Kaiju Movie
by Ethan Anderton
September 26, 2014
If you haven't seen films from Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo like Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial or Open Windows, then you're missing out on some crafty sci-fi and thrillers showing that he has vision and knows how to work with a small budget. He's also shown off his skills with segments in the horror anthologies The ABCs of Death and V/H/S: Viral, and now it sounds like he's reaching deeper into genre filmmaking as he has revealed his next film is an old school kaiju movie in the same vein as the classics, "The script I finished and want to get financing for is a twist on the kaiju eiga genre, the Godzilla genre."
"It’s going to be the cheapest 'Godzilla' movie ever, I promise. It’s going to be a serious 'Godzilla' movie but I’ve got an idea that’s going to make it so cheap that you will feel betrayed. You’re going to be so frustrated by it, it’s not even possible.
The way I wrote the movie – and I don’t want to explain too much – I found a way that is honest and logical to make Godzilla in a costume, destroying cities, models all the time. I wrote the movie in a way that the story has a twist so it makes sense to do 'Godzilla' this way and I’m going to try to be the guy inside the costume because I love filmmaking to the core and I’m a film love, one of dreams is not to direct a 'Godzilla' movie but to be inside the costume and destroy the cities. I want to be the guy in the costume."
The director also confirmed on Twitter that this will be his next project:
— Nacho Vigalondo (@vigalondo) September 25, 2014
The guy is a genius when it comes to figuring out how to work with a small budget, so this sounds thoroughly enticing. Considering the big budget kaiju films we've seen lately this year's remake of Godzilla and last year's Pacific Rim, it might even be refreshing to get one that has some reservations with the budget and special effects. But it sounds like this one won't be made to look hokey or cheesy, but Vigalondo might have actually figured out how to do it cheaply and still look awesome. It sounds like it's still early days on the project though, so we'll see how long it takes him to get the film together. Sound good?