Warner Brothers have delivered an onslaught on Godzilla TV spots this week, with each one giving us a brand new, yet brief glimpse of the monster. They now conclude the week with a brand new, and totally epic new trailer that is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat, and maybe even cowering underneath it!
Gareth Edwards’ film continues to play out focusing on the emotion and human side of things, and this new trailer spends much of its time looking at Bryan Cranston’s character, and the hell he goes through thanks to the enormous beast. The emotional stuff looks intense, powerful and will do exactly what Edwards set out to do in the first place: ground the film and deliver what very well might be the King of all monster movies!
Naturally Godzilla makes an appearance in the trailer, and we get to see a few more shots of monster action which could easily be mistaken for a horror film. Creepy, scary and genuinely frightening, Edwards has given Godzilla one hell of a presence, and the effects look absolutely spot on. Here we even get to see Godzilla about to make his arrival, and there is also some extremely brief shots of other Kaiju on action.
Oh man, this has got to be one of my most anticipated films of the year, and God damn you Warner Brothers for being so perfect with your delivery of trailers and TV spots. A magnificent advertising campaign so far, but time to stop I think before we see too much?
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 15th, 2014, the film will 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.