If that title means anything to you, I don’t really need to say anything else. Here’s the story, at Variety: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118017027.html?categoryid=13&cs=1
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are making a “Godzilla” movie.
There are two kinds of people in the world, at this moment: People for whom this rates as a giant ho-hum akin to the announcement of an as-yet untitled Jennifer Anniston rom-com, and people who are feeling some form of incredible excitement – though perhaps mixed with experience-based trepidation. People of the first type are entirely extraneous, as far as I’m concerned, and are almost certainly reading the wrong blog.
This is, instantly, the upcoming project which now has the majority of my attention. With appologies to The Avengers and Mr. Baggins… Godzilla is Godzilla.
“Legendary,” for what it’s worth, is Thomas Tull’s Hollywood/Wall Street investment hybrid, notably responsible for throwing their initial weight behind “Batman Begins” and a good bulk of Warner Bros. “geek” properties henceforth (300, Superman, Watchmen, Where the Wild Things Are, Ninja Assassin and Clash of The Titans, among others) so that, at least, spells “good hands” so far. The BIG surprise is that notoriously-protective (even for a Japanese studio) “Toho” let ANY westerners near the property, which says that Legendary/Warners either has a killer pitch or (more likely) a SHITLOAD of cash.
They’ll be announcing a director “shortly,” which likely means they’ve already got one. At least one likely bet would “Clash” director Louis Leterrier – if “Clash” is a hit then “director of hit monster movie to remake Godzilla” makes fantastic marketing synergy. But that’s just a guess. My dream choice? Neil Blomkamp.
Of Legendary/Warners, I’d make only TWO plaintive requests: Let Godzilla look like Godzilla, and let him breath fire. Oh, and if Ratner, Michael Bay, McG or anyone else in the Hack Pack finds their way to this project, I will find my way to you 😉