Have you calmed down yet after seeing the astonishing Godzilla trailer for the fifth time? No? Me neither, and while the trailer continues to tease us as to just what we can expect the monster to look like, Empire magazine have finally revealed the beast in all its glory.
A few days ago we brought you the one of two special Godzilla themed front covers for Empire, and now a second cover has been revealed which shows the mighty Godzilla in all its glory. Behold, below, the awesome front cover, and then read on for some exciting news about how Godzilla’s sound has been mixed.
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Screen Daily revealed that Gareth Edwards’ epic film has been mixed using Dolby Atmos sound, read on for the full details:
Dolby Laboratories has announced that upcoming feature Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards, will be mixed and released in the Dolby Atmos cinema sound platform.
Edwards said the technology would “truly bring this terrifying force of nature to life”.
The Dolby Atmos version of Godzilla will be mixed at Warner Bros. Stage 10 in Burbank, California, by Oscar-winning re-recording sound mixer Gregg Landaker. Re-recording mixer Rick Kline will work on the music mix, with Tim LeBlanc on dialogue. Sound specialist Erik Aadahl will lead the sound design and act as supervising sound editor.
“By using Dolby Atmos to place and move sounds anywhere in a movie theatre, Gareth Edwards and his team can recreate the world of Godzilla right in the auditorium, making audiences feel as if they, too, are in the middle of the on-screen action,” said Doug Darrow, svp, Cinema, Dolby Laboratories.
Introduced in April 2012, more than 450 Dolby Atmos screens have been installed or committed to in 40 countries with more than 150 exhibitors. More than 100 films from 11 different countries have been or are scheduled to be released with Dolby Atmos sound since the first film debuted in June 2012.
Upcoming films that have received the Dolby Atmos treatment include Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Rio 2, Noah, 300: Rise of an Empire andMr. Peabody and Sherman.
If you would like to see where in the UK you can find a Dolby Atmos cinema, then click here.
Now, let’s watch that epic trailer again shall we.
An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick- Ass”), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”).
Edwards directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein and Oscar ® nominee Frank Darabont (“The Green Mile,” “The Shawshank Redemption”), story by David Callaham and Max Borenstein, based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Patricia Whitcher and Alex Garcia are serving as executive producers,
alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar®-nominated director of photography Seamus McGarvey (“Anna Karenina,” “Atonement”); production designerOwen Paterson (“The Matrix” trilogy); editor Bob Ducsay (“Looper”); Oscar-nominated costume designer Sharen Davis (“Dreamgirls,” “Ray,” “Django Unchained”); and Oscar®-winning visual effects supervisor Jim Rygiel (the “Lord of the Rings” films). The score is being created by Oscar®
-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat (“Argo,” “The King’s Speech”).
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures production, a Gareth Edwards film, “Godzilla.” Slated to open beginning May 16, 2014, the film is expected to be presented in 3D, 2D and IMAX® in select theatres and 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.