Strangely titled “Nature Has an Order” (which would lead one to believe that it’d just be thirty seconds of Gojira stomping on that ass), the latest TV Spot for Gareth Edwards’ redux of Godzillafeatures more narration from Bryan Cranston. Only this time, instead of warning us about the government’s lies (in his best Ozymandias tone), he quickly illustrates the inherent human tragedy the apocalypse carries with it. Yet again, Warner Bros. and Legendary have put together an incredible piece of marketing that continues to sell Edwards’ film as the must-see movie of Summer 2014.
Bryan Cranston spent most of his time in this on set visit teaching Entertainment Tonight Canada how to roar like Godzilla. Which is just about the only thing worth watching for most Godzilla fans. (more…)
And now I have a reason to give a damn. To say I’m leery about Hollywood’s second attempt at a Godzillaflick is an understatement. The big ‘G’ is a tricky thing to adapt, half the time the Japanese movies are iffy in their quality and they created the damn franchise. And I think we all remember the disaster of 1998’s Godzilla. Hell, even calling it Godzilla was a stretch because it just wasn’t.
As production begins on this Godzilla movie, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have released news of the final, principal cast, and this fills me with a little more hope. Ken Watanabe joins an already impressive cast, including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. I mean, come on, that’s a rockin’ cast.
The film is shooting for a May 16th, 2014 release date and filming is now underway in Vancouver. The script includes the work of Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham, another solid line-up of talent. I just hope the script is cohesive. Gareth Edwards is directing.
All right, what are the odds this won’t suck? The addition of Watanabe is awesome, he better be the lead. Still no synopsis so it’s anyone’s guess what the plot will be.
UPDATE! Only a few hours after we posted this article the first photos and video from the set of Godzilla have found their way online. Whew! Things are sure moving quickly. These images and video come courtesy of Godzilla-Movies and YVRShoots.
It’s no news that there’s another Godzilla movie coming up and that right now they’re out hunting heads to fill up the cast list. As unlikely as it may seem, one person on their target list is Oscar-winner and highly talented actress Juliette Binoche.
Well, damn. That’s certainly not someone that I’d expect to see gracing the screen next to the big green lizard in yet another Hollywood reboot. Binoche has made her name in such critically acclaimed films as The English Patient and Chocolat, so it seems like a bit of a downslide to be showing up in Godzilla the 2014 version. But according to sources, she is indeed in talks to co-star in the flick.
There’s still no word on what the script is going to look like, but other casting talks include big names like Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene).
With a cast like this, Godzilla may actually shape up to be something quite interesting. Of course, that’s assuming the producers can sell them on it.