Elizabeth Olsen can hardly put a foot wrong right now. Star of the stunning horror remake, Silent House, and the chilling cult themed movie, Martha Marcy May Marlene, the Sundance Queen is also set to provide one of the few reasons to watch Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake. Now it sounds like she has bitten off something much much bigger!
The latest on Gareth Edwards’ (Monsters) Godzilla reboot is that Olsen is in talks to appear in the highly anticipated film, and she is not the only name to be added into the mix this week. Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston is also in talks to appear in the film, and should he accept, he will play the step-father to the main character currently rumoured to be played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick Ass). Taylor-Johnson us expected the play the lead role of a soldier.
Writer Frank Darabont recently described the Godzilla as:
“What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” explains Darabont. “And some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years.”
“What we’re trying to do with the new movie is not have it camp, not have it be campy,” Darabont told the site. “We’re kind of taking a cool new look at it. But with a lot of tradition in the first film. We want this to be a terrifying force of nature. And what was really cool, for me, is there was a very compelling human drama that I got to weave into it. It’s not that cliched, thinly disguised romance or bromance, or whatever. It’s different, it’s a different set of circumstances than you’re used to seeing. And that’s tremendously exciting as a writer when you’re asked to do something else.”
“The giant terrifying force of nature that comes and stomps the shit out of your city, that was Godzilla. Filtered through the very fanciful imaginations of the Japanese perception. And then he became Clifford the Big Red Dog in the subsequent films. He became the mascot of Japan, he became the protector of Japan… I never really quite understood, the shift.”
It was also recently reported that Godzilla won’t be the only monster appearing in the film. The giant lizard will be facing not one, but TWO other monsters in the reboot which is expected to arrive in cinemas May 16th 2014.