I was tooling around the web and decided to check in on any Godzilla movie news out there, and sure enough, I found some script news and filming date news! Cool stuff.
(The header image of this piece is a piece of test footage for the movie.)
As this new Godzilla movie was being developed, Legendary Pictures has pulled in Drew Pearce for some rewrites of the script. David Callahan, David Goyer and Max Borenstein wrote the first rendition of the script. Pearce was only pulled in to age the characters in the story, so that’s not a bad thing.
That, was back in early October.
Then Drew Pearce recently tweeted a week or so ago that he was done with the rewrite. He was asked if there were any Godzilla updates, and he replied,
“My time in Godzilla-land is done – I just worked on it briefly. It’s truly Gareth’s movie and I’m sure it’s going to be great!”
Drew was also asked about the teaser that’s on its way someday in movie fans futures, and if he’s seen it. They wanted to know if the Comic-Con teaser clip that was shown back in July 2012 was going to be in it or not. He replied:
“There’s a lot of it in the current trailer… but new stuff coming very soon… “
That was on Nov 12th.
With the script done, that leaves casting calls for giant lizard fodder and a filming date.
Ah speaking of the filming dates, Collider was chatting up cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, who said in their chat that filming for Godzilla starts in March of 2013 and goes till June.
McGarvey, by the way, was the cinematographer for The Avengers, so this “camera man” knows what he’s doing.
And that’s all I have on real news for the Godzilla 2014 movie.
On unverified news, someone has updated the IMDb page with a piece of casting information… this seems that actor Aaron Shang could be playing Carl Takahashi.
But I don’t see any collaborating news pieces, so we’ll have to take that bit, for the moment, with a grain of salt.
Godzilla will come out stomping whole cities and little people in May of 2014. At least that’s when it’s scheduled to open in theaters.