Legendary's Godzilla: A New Hint?
by Armand Vaquer
In a recent issue of Rue Morgue magazine, Michael Dougherty was interviewed about his new movie, Trick R Treat.
In the interview, Dougherty said this:
Every project I do goes back to what I was exposed to as a kid: X-Men, Superman, Halloween. I can't elaborate too much on my next film, but I will just say my other passion growing up was Godzilla. I'm crossing off the checklist that I first wrote when I was about nine.
Longtime Godzilla fan John DeSentis noted on his Facebook blog:
What does that have to do with anything? Simply that Michael Dougherty has been a collaborator of Bryan Singer's since X2 and Singer's LEGENDARY PICTURES produced Trick R Treat. Now the rumors would SEEM to have a bit more too them...even if nothing is set nor might be set.
So it appears that this may be a not-too-subtle hint that the rumored Legendary Pictures' Godzilla project is next to be "checked off" on Dougherty's list of "to dos." We'll see.
In the words of Toho's L.A. office, "No comment. [Snicker!]"
[Special thanks to John DeSentis for the head's up on this.]
UPDATE (10/27/09): Avery Guerra posted this at the Monster Zero forum:
OK, Michael Dougherty is NOT attached to this project. My contact contacted him about it yesterday [even though we already knew the answer]. He said no. He was referring to "Calling All Robots". I thought that I had already cleared that up.