David Strathairn in talks to join ‘Godzilla’ reboot





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Amazingly actor David Strathairn has appeared in over 100 movies and TV shows, yet the name probably still isn’t massively recognisable. However, personally, I feel the often intense actor brings a huge touch of class and brilliance to his roles. Seen in films like Lincoln, The Bourne series, Cold Souls, Good Night and Good Luck and The Uninvited, the actor may have landed one of the biggest roles of his career.

Variety is reporting that Strathairn is in talks to appear in Gareth Edwards’ highly anticipated reboot of Godzilla. No other details are known, but the actor would make a welcome addition to the cast.

Strathairn may be joining the already rumoured Juliette Binoche,  Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston.

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 said. “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.

(Source: Variety)

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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