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Gareth Edwards Talks Up New ‘Godzilla’ Reboot

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The revival of Godzilla in a big budget film without much in the way of a traditionally young cast is rather welcome since it avoids some of the goofy elements that plagued films like Transformers. With Warner Bros. set for a May 16th, 2014 release for a new Godzilla feature, a bit more has come out from what director Gareth Edwards wants to do with the film by making sure it’s not like what has come before and doing something different still.

“I’ve always been interested in Godzilla and the ideas around him. 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.”

A realistic approach may annoy some of those fans that are looking for the kind of big monster goodness from their childhood memories of the films, but it’s also the only way a film like this can be made with the budget necessary to do it right. The big thing that will make or break it for the longtime adherents to the character though is how the special effects are handled and the design of Godzilla himself.

“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.”

With Edwards directing, he’s working off an original script by David Callaham (The Expendables), David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) and Max Borenstein (The Seventh Son) that is receiving a polish now from Drew Pearce, the writer behind Iron Man 3.
[Source:  Total Film]