Are you ready for some news about Gareth Edward’s Godzilla that has absolutely nothing to do with casting or producers? How about news that involves some less-than-human competition Godzilla may be sharing the screen with?
CHUD reports that Godzilla isn’t going to be the only massive monster stomping around in the film. In fact, there will be two additional monsters, although there’s no word yet about who or what these beasts will be. In the report there is an emphasis placed on the word new, but does that mean completely new creations made up just for this film? Or could we perhaps see updated versions of Mothra, Ebirah, or, dare to dream, King Ghidora? That would be awesome. Regardless, you can’t go wrong with multiple big-ass monsters tearing through unsuspecting cities.
According to Warner Bros. the plot will also be “way different” than the classic Toho versions of Godzilla. The newest draft of the script “follows the story of a soldier.” Presumably that’s how Edwards will deliver the smaller, more personal story that he has said he wants to tell. He’ll stick with one person’s experience of the rampage.
These two pieces of news come directly from a meeting where Warners met with potential advertisers. Some of these details could change, especially with Frank Darabont coming in to take another pass at the script, but if they’re presenting this to the money people, odds are, these elements will be present in the final film.
Production for Godzilla is scheduled to begin in March, aiming for a 2014 release.
What are your thoughts on Godzilla? Do you like these changes? Are you excited about the film in general?