The Gareth Edwards’ (Monsters) Godzilla reboot seems to be suffering some of the same collateral damage the monster in question deals to the cities it visits. There’s good news and not so good news for our favorite rampaging atomic monster.
The good news is that Frank Darabont is going to handle the final rewrite of Max Borenstein‘s (Seventh Son) Godzilla script. How is that good? Frank is no stranger to the monster genre with his highly lauded work on The Walking Dead, The Mist, Kenneth Branagh’s Frankenstein, and the 1988 remake of The Blob. He certainly has the writing chops to get this done in a manner fans will enjoy.
The not so good news is that there’s trouble brewing in the Godzilla producers camp. Dan Lin and Roy Lee, who were among the original group of producers who teamed up with Legendary Pictures as the financier-producer are being forced out. Legendary now controls the rights and wants to drop the two producers from the project and bring in Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni, while keeping Brian Rogers, who was on the ground floor of the original deal. The money involved will certainly take this dispute to the courts which might hold up the May 16th 2014 release of the film.
What do you think? Can Darabont deliver, can the possible court cases be settled in time to get the movie made and out to the fans?