Kicking off the work week, unless you’re one of the lucky ones who are celebrating Columbus Day, we have an update on what kaiju fans can expect from Gareth Edwards’ reboot of Godzilla for Legendary Pictures, and it’s very good news!
In a conversation with Total Film (via Coventry Telegraph), Edwards said, “I’ve never worked this hard, this long and been this emotionally involved in something that’s lasted only a few seconds since the time I lost my virginity! But the reaction has been amazing, and I can’t wait for the fans to see our final product.”
“I’ve always been interested in Godzilla and the ideas around him. I really wanted to see another Godzilla film and jumped at the opportunity. My main idea was to imagine, ‘If this really happened, what would it be like?’ I want to take a grounded, realistic approach to a Godzilla film.”
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Amazed by the “fantastic” fan reaction to teaser footage screened at the San Diego Comic-Con, Edwards added he is also very happy with the way he’s been welcomed in LA, managing to avoid the interference and micro-managing that big studios can often be accused of doing, adding, “Everyone warns you about working for Hollywood and how you can get treated in a certain way, but my experience has been the polar opposite. Thomas Tull [founder of Legendary] has been very supportive.”
Look for the film on May 16, 2014, and keep it here for lots more in the meantime.
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