Oh, yes, dear reader. It has begun. Right now, as you read this, Legendary Pictures’ new take on the Toho-created creature Godzilla has officially started production in Vancouver, Canada. Can you hear that? Yeah, those are angels singing.
Warner Brothers also announced today that Ken Watanabe (pictured right) has joined the cast, which includes Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, and David Strathairn.
From the Press Release
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today the final principal cast for the upcoming tent pole Godzilla. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche are starring in the film, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.
The companies also announced that principal photography began today on location in Vancouver.
Gareth Edwards is directing the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are serving as executive producers alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, Godzilla will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment.
Slated to open on May 16, 2014, the film is expected to be presented in 3D.
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