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Godzilla Set Comes Complete With A Portable Smoke Machine

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Up in Vancouver BC, they’re hard at work on the latest incarnation of everyone’s favorite giant, radioactive lizard, Godzilla. While we haven’t actually laid eyes on the metaphorical man himself, what we’ve seen so far indicates a heavy military presence. Which makes a certain amount of sense. The world doesn’t yet have the giant ass-kicking robot technology from Pacific Rim, so that leaves it up to the military to fend off any massive reptile threats we may encounter as a species.

This latest behind-the-scenes video from the set reinforces what we already knew. It’s mostly just guys in camouflage with M-16s piling out of transport vehicles, yelling, and running towards some sort of unseen threat. Given the circumstances, you can be forgiven for thinking they’re yelling at Godzilla as he stomps through a tall building. That would make us scream, or at least make some terror-related noise. It’s likely there would be some pants wetting involved as well.

My favorite bit of this video is that little cart some guy is pushing around, the one that leaves a trail of smoke. I want one of those, despite the fact that that I have no worldly use for such an item, except for making it look like my neighborhood is burning to the ground. The neighbors would probably take exception to that, though.

Directed by Monsters helmer Gareth Edwards, Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, and Sally Hawkins. Production is going strong, and the release date is currently set as May 16, 2014.

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