Thursday, August 13, 2009

Legendary Pictures Announces New Godzilla Movie!

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Sources: Bloody Disgusting / Avery Guerra

Just twenty-four hours after director Roland Emmerich publicly announced that he had no plans to make another American "Godzilla" movie, Legendary Pictures (producers of 'Watchmen' & 'Clash of the Titans') has informed the website Bloodydisgusting.com, that they are in the early stages of producing one.

In fact Legendary is in the very, very early stages of developing this brand-new "Godzilla" film, so there are little to no details as of yet. The movie studios representative did tell Bloody Disgusting that their film would 're-boot' the American "Godzilla" franchise.

From that statement it is hard to gauge whether Legendary Pictures plans to use Tristar's "Godzilla" design or go with the iconic Japanese "Godzilla". I would wager that they go with the "Godzilla" that we all know in love over "GINO."

It is also not known whether the studio will go with the infamous Godzilla 94' script that was rejected by Tristar in 1998.

In case you don't know who "Godzilla" is:

Godzilla (ゴジラ, Gojira) is a kaijū, a Japanese giant monster. His first film was Ishiro Honda's 1954 film Gojira, and since then, he has made many more appearances, and has become a pop-culture icon. In total, Godzilla has appeared in 28 films, all of which were produced by Toho Company Ltd. Godzilla has also appeared in numerous comic books, video games, and novels.

In 1998, TriStar Pictures produced a remake set in New York City, directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Matthew Broderick; the film's name was simply Godzilla. Despite negative to mixed reviews and negative Godzilla fan reaction, the film was a financial success, taking in nearly $380 million worldwide and spawning an animated television series called Godzilla: The Series.

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16 comments:

  1. Just shoot me now...before any of this comes to past.

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  2. What's wrong with this? You don't even know what it is going to be like. So don't flippin' bitch about this.

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  3. I agree Jacob, there is nothing to even complain about at this point, and besides NOTHING could be worse than what we were given in the Tri-Star movie. I find this to be VERY exciting news ^_^

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  4. I'm kinda surprised by the reactions to this news that I have read on forums that have linked to this story.

    I thought that Godzilla fans would be out of their minds.

    There are a lot of people out there who think this is an awful idea.

    That surprised me.

    I think that when people hear 'American' + 'Godzilla' they think it = "GINO".

    If LP handles this one right, we could be treated to what we were expecting back in 98 (and didn't get)....a top quality Godzilla movie.

    Update: I read that Armand V contacted Toho about this, and they told him, "No Comment"

    Normally 'no comment' in movie industry speak means 'there is something going on, but we can't talk about it at this point.'

    I'm excited about this!

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  5. I agree with Matt Keith... shoot him now, so he won't be around to whine, fret, worry, and otherwise rain on everyone else's parade, since most of us are pretty excited about this news and need pissy fanboys around like we need extra holes in our heads.

    GODZILLA IS COMING BACK!

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  6. Ken H. wrote:

    "Normally 'no comment' in movie industry speak means 'there is something going on, but we can't talk about it at this point.'

    I'm excited about this!"

    That was my impression while on (AND off) the phone.

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  7. Its funny how yall bash me for getting upset over nothing, when yall are gettig excited over NOTHING. If you took the time to read the artcile over at BloodyDisgusting you would realize that NOTHING is confirmed at this point. The fact that the studio is keeping quiet only confirms that. Besides other than "Cloverfield" and Jackson's "King Kong" Hollywood has the worst record of Giant Monster films.

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  8. I've got news for all of you. "No comment" means go buy the DVDs that are out there, get a life and stop ripping off Toho Co. Ltd.'s trademarks and copyrights, even on this blog, because it is not happening. There is only one (1) negotiation going on. Find it.

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  9. No no, that's illegal. Unless this is a Godzilla X Zilla thing, they can't have it both ways. Godzilla and Zilla are two completely different monsters, and Toho owns absolute all rights to the characters and designs. YOU CANNOT but the considerably expensive rights to THE Godzilla, and come out and say you're rebooting the Zilla franchise. I'm sorry, but there is no grey area here. Trying to say these two characters are the same in this day and age is going to look worse than whatever Toho plans to do with Raiga's pants.

    I see a storm coming if they think they're getting away with this.

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  10. Here Is An Idea For The New Godzilla ~~~
    Before and Beyond All That We Know About Godzilla Via Toho.! What If Godzilla Was Once A Human Being
    Who Endured The Horrors Of Human Tyranny ! A Wendigo Spirit ! Of Lifes Eternal Balance and Justice.! What If Godzilla Was or Is The End Resolve Of All The Broken Hearted & Broken Souls Of All Mankinds Innocence ! And The Last Time He Was On Earth Was When Sodom & Gommorah Was Destroyed.!!!! What Is Saint Micahel The Arc Angel Was Indeed : The Godzilla..!!!!!!
    and Now 2010 ! With All The Coruption Of Humanity
    He Shows One Last Time To Save The Sinncerely Good ! The Sincerely Gentle ! To Defend The Inertia Of What Is Left Of Unconditional Love On Earth.! Doctors Really Never Knew What The Purpose Of The Appendix Is What It Turn Out That The Appendix Is The Storage Of : The Godzilla ! In Us All..! It Is The Ultimate Flesh and Blood Weapon That Life Instilled In Us All ! Through Out The History Of Civilization BC People Were Put To Death Never Allowd To Reach The Age Of 55
    Because The Thoses In Power Knew Of The Appendix abd What Its True Purpose Was or Is..!
    An So To Maintain Control Of The Human Race Many Were Destroyed.!!!!! The Godzilla Is Coming Hopeful Our Lord and Savior Arrives First To Save Us All..!!!!!??????????? <~~~> The Owl

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  11. Mike Stumbo - ZONAMA -August 10, 2010 at 4:57 AM

    I'm a HUGE fan of Godzilla, and I'm really looking forward to this new Godzilla film.

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  12. I have a great idea for the next godzilla movie and it could be about the son of godzilla to join forces with biollante and space godzilla to battle battra,mothra and megalon.

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  13. I think it's about time they made a new Godzilla movie I grew up watching Godzilla I say let's see something new , they should use the 94 Godzilla but add some cooler features to it or just make a brand new Godzilla which would be interesting .... But if the make a Godzilla movie like they did in 98 they shouldn't even waste everyones time...... Does anyone agree with me

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  14. Gerardo Feliciano I have All The Collection of Godzilla And I Dont Want To Miss This One I Hope Be Better Than The One In 1998 Disastrous

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  15. I'm Going To Like This Movies Because Is Going To Be Another For My Collection Of Movies I Have Of Godzilla

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