Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen: 'Godzilla remake is human-focused'
The last American version was in 1998, directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Matthew Broderick. At the recent Comic-Con in San Diego, Taylor-Johnson promised a Godzilla for "this generation."
"It was a bit more overwhelming. It was like, why should we do Godzilla? It's this kind of a big deal. It's been done a few times before," said Taylor-Johnson, known for his Kick Ass role. "But I spoke to – the reason was – it was [director] Gareth Edwards.
“I sat down, had a meeting with him, and we spoke for about six hours and didn't stop. It was just so intriguing, his idea and vision on it. I was like right, I'm hooked, I'm in. Yeah, let's make this new Godzilla something that this generation needs to see."
It was Olsen's first special effects-driven movie. She said that while filming, she imagined Godzilla not as a giant monster but a killer.
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