This past summer, a two minute teaser made them cheer in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con, and surprisingly that clip was from another American remake of Godzilla. Director Gareth Edwards, so far best known for making the low budget Monsters, seemed to convince the fans that not only was his Godzilla going to faithful, but it was going to be awesome.
Getting fandom excited about an American-made Godzilla film again is no small feat, but Edwards says that it was an opportunity he couldn’t refuse.
“I’ve always been interested in Godzilla and the ideas around him,” the director said in an interview with Total Film. “I really wanted to see another Godzilla film and jumped at the opportunity. My main idea was to imagine ‘If this really happened, what would it be like?’ I want to take a grounded, realistic approach to a Godzilla film.”
And given the reaction in Hall H, Edwards feels particularly vindicated given how much he’s put into the still developing project so far.
“I’ve never worked this hard, this long and been this emotionally involved in something that’s lasted only a few seconds since the time I lost my virginity! But the reaction has been amazing and I can’t wait for the fans to see our final product.”
Currently, screenwriter Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) is re-writing the drafts by David Callahan (The Expendables), David S. Goyer (the Blade and Dark Knight trilogies), and Max Borenstein (The Seventh Son). And in the meantime, Edwards was quick to assuage any fears that he’s going to be put through the Hollywood meat grinder on this, his first big budget Hollywood film.
“Everyone warns you about working for Hollywood and how you can get treated in a certain way but my experience has been the polar opposite. Thomas Tull (founder of Godzilla production company Legendary Pictures) has been very supportive.”
I guess we’ll find out for certain when Godzilla is released in theaters on May 16th, 2014.
Source: Screen Rant