Godzilla Won't Be the Only Monster in the New Movie
As a young viewer, I didn't realize that the Godzilla movies were nothing more than wrestling matches between two or more giant monsters. The stuff with the human actors are nothing more than filler until the main event, when the radioactive lizard laid the beatdown on the "heel" du jour.
The 1998 Hollywood movie, starring Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno, went away from this formula and, well, was there ever a Godzilla 2?
While the 1998 movie made over $379 million at the box office, it must not have been a big money maker for Sony since a sequel was never greenlit. The reviews were atrocious, earning it a 26% on the Tomatometer.
It looks like the new Godzilla movie brewing over at Legendary Pictures is going to stick to the tried-and-true formula because CHUD has learned that the movie will feature two monsters in addition to Godzilla itself.
There's also the human element in the new movie as well -- something or other about a soldier, but we know that stuff is just filler. Word is that Henry Cavill, Scott McNairy and Caleb Landry Jones are being considered for that soldier role.
With this bit of news, the 2014 feature is something to keep an eye out for if the infighting between Legendary Pictures and producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee didn't derailed it first.
Legendary kicked the producers off the movie over creative and financial differences and they're going to court to settle this.
Frank Darabont has recently been brought on to polish the script and a March start date is being eyed. If all goes well, the Gareth Edwards-directed movie will be out in theaters on May 16, 2014.