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.
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.
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.
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.
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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