What’s that rumbling sound? Why is the earth moving? Is there something big happening? Oh yes indeed there is, one of the most anticipated films of recent years has finally begun production!!!
The talk of Comic-Con last year after showing off a surprise trailer, Gareth Edwards’ follow up film to Monsters has now begun production, Godzilla is indeed on his way, so look out!! Also, the press release confirms that Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranson are among the cast readying to do battle with the beast, but also a new name has also been confirmed. Please welcome Ken Watanabe (Inception, Batman Begins, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) to the cast.
The Press Release:
WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND LEGENDARY PICTURES
ANNOUNCE CAST AND START OF PRODUCTION FOR “GODZILLA”
BURBANK, CA, March 18, 2013 – Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today the final principal cast for the upcoming tent pole “Godzilla.” Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche are starring in the film, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.
The companies also announced that principal photography began today on location in Vancouver.
Gareth Edwards is directing the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are serving as executive producers alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, “Godzilla” 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. Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment.
Slated to open on May 16, 2014, the film is expected to be presented in 3D.