The marketing folks behind Legendary Pictures new Godzilla remake have been teasing the king of the Kaiju in its trailers and spots. Leaving star Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad’s Walter White) to voice over cuts of destruction and humanities defenselessness to sell the picture. If that hasn’t been enough to fill your eye holes, maybe this latest trailer detailing the story and featuring a number of money shots will get you to throw money at the screen. And if that still isn’t enough, we have the films first featurette spotlighting the giant creatures epic roar.
As much as I love seeing new footage, I really hope this is the last trailer. I don’t want to spoil myself with anymore clips of the movie or else I’ve seen all the key points. Still, this gave me goose bumps. Dude, was that Mothra? Holy shit! Let them fight indeed!
And since the marketing lapdance must go on, here’s a video that includes director Gareth Edwards and his crew discussing the process of bringing Godzilla’s classic roar to life. They went through something like 50 “AHHhhhHHHhhHHhhs” before they felt they got it right. I dunno about you but I my eyes widen, my ears pull back and I got a stupid smile on my face every time I hear it. So I think they got it.
The film opens May 16 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. Here’s the official plot synopsis for Godzilla:
An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Gareth Edwards directs “Godzilla,” which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”)