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Tribal Warfare 06-18-2010 02:51 PM

Godzilla stomping back to theaters
 
Godzilla stomping back to theaters via Legendary

By Ace Fernandez
Well, well, well ... look who's getting back in fighting shape.

Everyone's favorite gigantic, havoc-wreaking lizard, Godzilla, is on his way back to the big screen via Legendary Pictures, which has acquired the rights to develop and produce a new feature based on the iconic Toho Co. character. Warner Bros. will co-produce, co-finance and distribute through its deal with Legendary, and Toho will roll out the film in Japan.

Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers are also producing; Yoshimitsu Banno, Kenji Okuhira and Doug Davison will be executive producers on the project.

The last major Godzilla outing, an American, New York-set version from Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, grossed $376 million worldwide in 1998 despite fielding equally major criticism. Toho quickly produced "Godzilla 2000," in which the big beast took on an evil UFO, the following year.

But the Godzilla franchise juggernaut has survived decades of permutations (he first appeared in 1954), dozens of films, books, video games and merchandising tie-ins and seems perpetually ready to rear up again for new audiences.

The new film is shooting for a 2012 release.

"Godzilla is one of the world's most powerful pop culture icons, and we at Legendary are thrilled to be able to create a modern epic based on this long-loved Toho franchise," said Thomas Tull, chairman and CEO of Legendary. "Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop culturally relevant for as long as it has."

Added Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, "Godzilla is emblematic of the kind of branded, event films for which Warner Bros. and our partners at Legendary are best known."

The two companies have partnered on such global properties as "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight," "Superman Returns" and "The Hangover," which have grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. Together, they have a remake of "Clash of the Titans" stomping into theaters Friday.

Detoxing 06-18-2010 03:03 PM

This has been done to death already. Not really sure what more they could do that we haven't seen already.

Red Brooklyn 06-18-2010 03:18 PM

next.

blaise 06-18-2010 03:34 PM

They're going to have American actors with poorly dubbed Japanese voice overs. And subtitles.

Frazod 06-18-2010 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Detoxing (Post 6830476)
This has been done to death already. Not really sure what more they could do that we haven't seen already.

Perhaps they could have him emerge from the leaking Gulf oil well, come ashore at Galveston, and lay waste to Texas.

Wait a minute - that's a great idea!

Red Brooklyn 06-18-2010 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by frazod (Post 6830610)
Perhaps they could have him emerge from the leaking Gulf oil well, come ashore at Galveston, and lay waste to Texas.

Wait a minute - that's a great idea!

ROFL

Deberg_1990 06-18-2010 04:56 PM

Well they can start by keeping the classic Godzilla look instead of Emmerich's poor redesign.

Count Alex's Losses 06-18-2010 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 6830786)
Well they can start by keeping the classic Godzilla look instead of Emmerich's poor redesign.

This.

Plus, the American Godzilla was a huge pussy.

If they're smart, they'll just remake the original Godzilla, or remake one of the classics like Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, or Godzilla vs King Ghidra. Those would rock with 2010 effects.

Halfcan 06-19-2010 04:13 PM

Go go Godzilla-love that shit!!

Bowser 06-19-2010 08:50 PM

Is Gadzooky going to be in it?

Red Brooklyn 06-19-2010 10:07 PM

Maybe it'll be Godzilla vs Cloverfield.

Rausch 06-21-2010 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 6830786)
Well they can start by keeping the classic Godzilla look instead of Emmerich's poor redesign.

This.

The Sci-Fi and Horror genres have gone beyond B-movie stank at this point.

If you're going to get campy, cheesy CGI, and horrible dialogue you might as well go go Godzilla.

Honestly, the best move EVAR would incorporate Godzilla, porn, Bruce Campbell, Samuel L. Jackson, and midgets with flaming swords...

Tribal Warfare 09-13-2012 09:41 PM

Godzilla Unleashed By Warner Bros For May 16, 2014
By MIKE FLEMING Thursday September 13, 2012 @ 6:33pm PDT

BREAKING: Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have set their reboot on the Godzilla franchise for May 16, 2014. And it will be in 3D. The move was made by studio domestic distribution president Dan Fellman international distribution president Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, along with Legendary Pictures. The film got a rousing reception at Comic-Con in San Diego over the summer.

The Gareth Edwards-directed film is being made in partnership with rights owner Toho. Godzilla has appeared in more than 25 films, multiple television programs, video games and book series. Legendary, which has been developing the project, and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner. The project will fall under Legendary’s overall agreement with Warner Bros. Warner Bros will release it worldwide except in Japan, where Toho will release it.

Edwards previously directed Monsters, and here will be helming a script by David Callaham (The Expendables films), David S. Goyer (the Dark Knight trilogy) and Max Borenstein (The Seventh Son). Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce, along with Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher will serve as executive producers alongside Doug Davison, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.

KcMizzou 09-13-2012 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Bowser (Post 6832408)
Is Gadzooky going to be in it?

Smoke rings FTW.

Bump 09-13-2012 11:14 PM

Oh God please let Puff Daddy be in it again!


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