Gareth Edwards’ “grittier, more realistic” version of ‘Godzilla’ gets a release date so grab your diaries!!!

I adored Gareth Evans’ romantic monster flick, Monsters, and I cannot wait to see what he can do with a story as big and respected as Godzilla. The first teaser trailer for the film landed at Comic-Con earlier this year, and it was pretty much all people were talking about. Based on the evidence of the brief footage, Godzilla WILL deliver, and will thankfully put to rest the memory of that bloody awful Roland Emmerich nonsense. Evan’s has stated previously that he is a massive fan of Godzilla, and wants to do the creature proud by making a proper film that will be dark and very realistic, and today Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures have announced exactly when the film will arrive, so mark the date down now and keep it free for this is going to be brilliant!

From the Press Release:

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have slated their take on the classic Godzilla franchise to kick off the Summer moviegoing season on May 16, 2014.  The joint announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, and by Legendary Pictures.

Toho Co., Ltd.’s Godzilla franchise contains one of the most widely recognized movie monsters worldwide, including more than 25 films, multiple television programs, video games and book series.  Legendary, which has been developing the project, and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner.  The project will fall under Legendary’s overall agreement with Warner Bros.

The film is directed by Gareth Edwards, who earned worldwide acclaim for his feature directorial debut, “Monsters.”  Edwards directs from a screenplay by David Callaham (“The Expendables” films), David S. Goyer (the “Dark Knight” trilogy) and Max Borenstein (upcoming “The Seventh Son”).  Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce, along with Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Brian Rogers.  Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher will serve as executive producers alongside Doug Davison, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.

A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.  The tent pole film is expected to be presented in 3D.

By Matt Wavish

Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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