Ever since the release of the new trailer for the Godzilla remake, fans are going crazy over what’s to come. Aside from plenty of action, the trailer also features some clues to other giant monsters that might be featured in the film, alongside the big guy from the title Godzilla. In the video above, Empire Magazine corners director Gareth Edwards and gets him to dish on all the elements that went into making the trailer, as well as providing a few insights into the upcoming blockbuster.
Firstly, Edwards clues in his viewers to the destroyed Statue of Liberty at the beginning of the trailer. As we pointed out, the landmark isn’t the iconic one in New York City. It’s pretty obviously the one from New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. It’s a clever joke. The director goes on to praise Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe for their amazing performances.
Gareth Edwards also teases the mysterious tentacle holding a bomb featured in the trailer. Some have speculated it might be the monster Dogora, Edwards contends, “It’s not quite the case.” The director also mentions the film’s composer Alexander Desplat (Zero Dark Thirty) and how important his music is to the overall movie. It appears that Godzilla will be more emotional than your typical summer action blockbuster. The remake seems to be taking a far more thoughtful approach than Roland Emmerich’s 1998 version.
Meanwhile, new images from Empire Magazine’s coverage of Godzilla have emerged on the Internet. We get to see how Gareth Edwards made the monster movie and a few of the film’s reaction shots to the title monster. It really seems like Godzilla is going to be something more than an action film, so it’s good that Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures hired Edwards, who made a name for himself with 2010’s Monsters. Hopefully the new remake will live up to the 1954 original.
Finally, a new chart perfectly illustrates just how big this latest king of monsters is when compared to other Godzillas from the past. The chart is in meters, so at its height, the new Godzilla is about 328 feet tall, when compared to the 164-foot original. Needless to say, Godzilla just gets bigger and bigger throughout the years.
At the moment, there are no plot details available for the remake, aside from a brief synopsis from Warner Bros: “An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.” While vague, it certainly sounds like the new remake will feature more than one monster facing off against Godzilla.
Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, and Sally Hawkins, with Akira Takarada from the original film putting in a special cameo appearance. The new movie will roar into theaters everywhere on May 16, 2014, in 3D and IMAX.