Just two days ago, Legendary Pictures officially went into principal photography with a new version of Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards. I know, it’s a little groan inducing after the 1998 American version that horribly bombed. The bright side is that the 98 version found itself in Godzilla: Final Wars, being utterly decimated by Toho’s version that we’re all familiar with.
I’m straying, aren’t I? It’s on topic! Sort of.
Edwards’ take intends to approach our favorite massive monster with more respect than the 98 version. The casting alone has my interest piqued. Bryan Cranston, who plays America’s biggest monster, Walter White, will play a role in Godzilla — or maybe voice the monster’s roars? With him are Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, and David Strathairn.
Legendary Pictures released a short greeting from director Gareth Edwards on set, just after finishing a scene and moving on to the next. It certainly puts the rumors about production halting to rest.
Godzilla is slated for a May 2014 release.