Godzilla sighting on Cypress Mountain! And Much, Much More!

From North Shore News

Gareth Edwards’ reboot of the Godzilla franchise, currently shooting in B.C., turned part of Cypress Mountain into San Francisco Bay Area Park, last week during location shooting on the North Shore.

The 3D production, starring Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins and Ken Watanabe, began principal photography on March 18 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Shooting is expected to continue around the Lower Mainland, Nanaimo on Vancouver Island and Hawaii through the end of June.


‘Godzilla’ Lawsuit Looks Trial-Bound After Court Denies Arbitration Request
From Deadline

The legal battle between Legendary Pictures and producers Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Doug Davison over the Godzilla reboot seems more and more certain to be headed to trial. “We’re not interested in arbitration, we want a jury to hear this case”, said the producers’ lawyer Stanton L. Stein in a hearing today in LA Superior Court. With his clients Lee and Lin looking on, Stein made clear that a jury trial is still his goal despite an agreement today by all parties to pursue mediation. “I understand why they don’t want public scrutiny of this case. I understand why they don’t want their behavior being made public”, he added of Legendary’s efforts to have the case moved to private arbitration.


Matt Frank’s Godzilla vs. Power Rangers print for Comicpalooza
From My San Antonio

A good reason to catch Matt Frank at a convention: The “Godzilla” artist tends to whip up a cool print of the kaiju just special for the event. Case in point: this dynamic Godzilla vs. Power Rangers poster for Comicpalooza, which runs May 24-26 in Houston.

Frank’s print features Godzilla taking on the mighty Megazord, a giant Voltron-like robot that stomped into the debut episode of “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” Megazord is a combination of Dinozord battle machines, which are piloted by those colorful Power Rangers of the ’90s TV series. Behind the Megazord lurks Dragonzord, even more eye candy for Power Rangers fans and more trouble for our favorite movie monster.


Godzilla is filming in Steveston
From Richmond Review

Steveston is hardly resting on its laurels after the hit ABC TV series Once Upon a Time recently wrapped its second season of filming.

On Monday, the fishing village appeared to be transforming into a coastal California community for eight planned days of filming for the blockbuster reboot of the Japanese monster film franchise Godzilla.

It reportedly has a budget north of $100 million and will star Bryan Cranston, of Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad fame, along with Academy Award nominee Ken Watanabe, of The Last Samurai.

Godzilla is filming all over Metro Vancouver, and is the biggest feature movie ever filmed in Richmond.


Good Morning Godzilla - Superfluous Stills From the Vancouver Set
From Dread Central

There's nothing too amazing here, but some new imagery from one of the several Vancouver sets of Godzilla has slipped online, and since we found the photos, that means you have found them also. Dig it!

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Richard T. Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Patrick Sabongui, Yuki Morita, Brian Markinson, Juliette Binoche, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, and Ken Watanabe star.

Gareth Edwards is directing the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are serving as executive producers alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.


The Guy in the Godzilla Suit Was a True Actor
From Man Cave Daily

Kaiju (giant monster) movies have been around for decades, and with the release of Pacific Rim just around the corner, we wanted to pay tribute to perhaps the greatest actor to have ever lived, Haruo Nakajima AKA the guy in the Godzilla costume.

Though that statement may seem a little, presumptuous, we’re not kidding when we say that Haruo probably worked harder than any actor in history. For starters Haruo has a list of film roles longer than a male giraffe’s nether regions, most of which involved him wearing a 200 pound Godzilla costume.

That’s not an understatement we’re making, the original costume from Haruo’s most famous role in the OG Godzilla movie weighed in excess of 200 pounds. If you want to experience what that feels like, try wearing your sofa as a coat then having a guy dressed as a gorilla drop kick you in the small of the back.


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