Godzilla

GODZILLA is a new movie due out in 2014,
Production Co: Legendary Pictures
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is directing, David S. Goyer, Max Borenstein & Drew Pearce contributed to the (screenplay)

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GODZILLA promo movie poster from Legendary Pictures

Movie news on the street is that Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures have commenced with actual production of the Gareth Edwards film, Godzilla, starring David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche.

That’s right folks, the production companies tossed out a press release bit and principal photography has started today in Vancouver. Today being Monday, March 18th, 2013.

If you recall, Edwards (Monsters) has experience with great stories intertwined with a world besieged with giant monsters, so his vision of this new Godzilla film should be better than the more recent version of the smaller-sized lizard that we had, with Broderick running for his life.

Godzilla 2014 tease movie frame

The screenplay or script, was man-handled by a few seasoned veterans and that too gives this movie quite the fighting chance, well, at least I think so.

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I just noticed over at Superhero Hype that Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen are wrangling up some contractual details to star in the new Godzilla 2014 remake movie that’s being directed by Gareth Edwards.

Bryan Cranston: Breaking Bad Season Premiere news

And I bet all Godzilla fans are cracking big smiles on the inside and getting more excited for this new take on the big green Gojira, or Kaiju (giant monster).

Other bits are that they’re joining (the still rumored) Aaron Taylor on the cast.

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Teruyoshi Nakano Godzilla and Mecha Godzilla

With every bit of news on this new Godzilla movie, it seems to get more validated that this will be a decent, quality driven movie.

First is director Edwards, whose 2010 movie, Monsters, showed he’s got what it takes to helm a good, character-driven monster movie.  (And an eye for great effects.)

Then Mary Parent joined the exec production team, and Frank Darabont was going over the script.  I appreciate Parent because she was a Joss Whedon supporter back in the day when no one else believed.  Frank Darabont is just awesome in the $%^&! he puts together.

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A Bit About Bryan Cranston

And if there’s something I like gauging a movie by, it’s the cast and crew.  If a movie has quiet warning signs in the background, you don’t always see A-list cast+crew teams.  But with what I’ve noted above, and now Bryan Cranston looking to join the cast, I just don’t think this movie is going to suck at all.

Cranston first came on the scene (for me) in the 2000 TV comedy, Malcolm in the Middle.  He’s been in the industry a lot longer than that, having had recurring roles in Seinfeld and The Louie Show.  He played Uncle Russell in the 1988 series Raising Miranda*** and even had a one-up on CHiPs, Baywatch, The Flash, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Babylon 5, The X-Files and other fun series!

***Sorry, but seeing the name Miranda brings me right back to Serenity!

After Malcolm, he had other roles, but to me, he was that comedy father guy.  When he landed the role of Walter White in Breaking Bad, I wasn’t moved.  Not until last year when I got a taste of some Bad.  And now, I think it’s some of the best writing on TV.

still of Bryan Cranston in Argo

Believe it or not, on the silver screen, he’s been in 46 movies, in one function or another.  He’s been in Saving Private Ryan, Little Miss Sunshine, The Lincoln Lawyer, Drive, Contagion, Red Tails, John Carter, Rock of Ages, Total Recall (a total remake) and Argo.

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Godzilla Movie News: New Writer, New Producer

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I just came across some pretty great news for the upcoming new Godzilla movie from Legendary Pictures.  Word on the street is that Mary Parent is coming on board the production team, and Frank Darabont has been pulled in by Legendary for a script rewrite. Woot! First thought that comes to mind is how Mary […]

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Godzilla 2014 Movie Update: Script and Filming News

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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. Godzilla 2014, is being directed by Monsters helmer Gareth Edwards.  Monsters was a great little movie about people in a situation with monsters […]

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A Godzilla Movie Update – Script Rewrites & A Grounded Directing Approach

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The news for this latest Godzilla movie project has been a bit quiet but I thought I’d chat a bit about this latest attempt at bringing the big green guy back to life! First up, was the news from October 4th that Legendary has tapped Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Sherlock Holmes 3) to manage […]

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PR TV News: STARZ & Encore Christmas Programming, Vic’s Fashion Show +More

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Some December TV schedules, including some Julia Roberts, Jerry Lewis & James Garner themed programming, A few Christmas TV marathons and some classic GODZILLA and MOTHRA…

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Godzilla Remake from Legendary Now Has A Writer

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‘Godzilla’ Comic from IDW Stomps the Competition

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Is ‘Pacific Rim’ Becoming ‘Godzilla’ or What? Here’s What I’m Seeing

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Is ‘Pacific Rim’ becoming the new ‘Godzilla’ remake or what? I’ve not seen a lot of ‘Godzilla’ news and there’s been some noise about ‘Pacific Rim,’ so I take a look at both movies and see what’s up.

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Find Every TV Show and/or Movie or Music Video In One Place: Clicker

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Godzilla Remake Gets a Director in Gareth Edwards

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Godzilla 2012 Movie News from Producer Brian Rogers [9-21-10]

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Godzilla 2012 Movie News from Producer Brian Rogers [9-21-10]

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GODZILLA: Final Wars, Not a Review!

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I found myself a 2004 Godzilla movie titled “Godzilla: Final Wars!” Very cool nostalgia!

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Do You Remember Ultraman?

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Jet Jaguar.  I remember him when he teamed up with Godzilla to kick some monster butt.  Back then…  way back then, I loved the premise of Ultraman.  But sometimes, memory is best left where it is, in your head. But now, Ultraman is coming back at us in a movie titled Mega Monster Battle: Ultra […]

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