Godzilla Remake from Legendary Now Has A Writer

by on November 10, 2011

in Entertainment

Teruyoshi Nakano Godzilla and Mecha Godzilla

Teruyoshi Nakano Godzilla and Mecha Godzilla

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news about the Legendary Pictures project, the Godzilla remake.  Well, now we have a tiny tidbit of news. Legendary Pictures has snagged Max Borenstein to be the scribe for their newest version of Godzilla.

Godzilla‘s lined up director is Gareth Edwards (2010 Monsters)

On the bright side, it’s nice to see new movie news about Godzilla.

But when I look up Max Borenstein’s resume of screenplays, I only see one movie that he has noted under his belt on IMDb, the 2003 film called Swordswallowers and Thin Men.  Yea…  a real blockbuster.

He does have a film under production right now, titled The Seventh Son, which is another Legendary Pictures movie, starring Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges and directed by Sergey Bodrov.

Personally, I’d love to have seen a writer with some history in the genre of monsters, sci fi or fantasy.  But so far, there’s no real track record for this screenplay writer.

Godzilla and Teriyoshi Nakano

Godzilla and Teriyoshi Nakano

I can surmise a few things from this…   budget pinching, low priority movie or someone, somewhere, knows he can crank something great out.  Face it, there are a lot of Godzilla fans out here and we were already slightly disappointed once before.

Now if I remember correctly, this new version is going to pay homage to the original 1956 Godzilla with Raymond Burr.

Back in 2010, they said it would be out in 2012.  But now in IMDb, the projected release date is 2014.  With the unknown writer and the slow pace the movie project is moving at, well, at least I’m glad we have a screen writer signed up now.  But I can’t help but worry that this film is not on the priority list of tasks for Legendary Pcitures.  Sure, I’m glad it’s on their slate.  But I’m not sure when we will really see this new version of Godzilla.

I’m am starting to worry a little, but I’m going to continue with the faith.

(Interesting tidbit…  in IMDb, they refer to the Godzilla movie with an AKA as Godzilla vs. Deathla as their working title.  That doesn’t sound like paying homage to the original, but hey, there it is.

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[ THR: godzilla-remake-writerimdb.com  ]

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