At this point, filming for director Gareth Edward’s Godzilla franchise reboot is well under way in Vancouver, B.C. While there’s sure to be a glut of giant monster action in the film, there’s going to be a ton of military action as well. This new video from the Canadian set gives you a look at the human side of the coin.
The video shows a group of stunt performers, dressed as military personnel, rappelling from a helicopter hovering over Vancouver’s Golden Ears Park, which is a brilliant name for a park.
There’s already been behind-the-scenes footage of a train carrying large missiles for the production. Apparently the train crashes, and this is part of the military effort to recover the lost nuclear weapons from the wreckage, which you can see scattered about on the ground below the soldiers. You don’t want to just leave weapons like that lying around where anyone can stumble across them.
It is going to be interesting to see what Edwards does with an entire studio behind him. With his feature debut, 2010’s indie Monsters, he was able to a lot with very little. It’s a classic case of using story, character, and inventiveness to get your point across instead of just throwing money and expensive CGI at a problem. I’m wary, but cautiously optimistic about Godzilla, like with every reboot. How about you?
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have already scheduled the film for release on May 16, 2014. Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, and Sally Hawkins.