After American audiences took a collective yawn at this summer’s ‘Pacific Rim’, here is the first look at director Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot, working from a script by Frank Darabont, and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston.
The premise is simple and classic, but lacks the giant fucking robots that made ‘Pacific Rim’ one of the most fun movies of 2013. Oh, and Edwards definitely looks to be the right man to make Godzilla cool for modern audiences. His found footage flick, ‘Monsters’ was quite exceptional — save for the found footage gimmick.
True fun fact: the sound of Godzilla, which some might argue is more iconic than the monster itself, was originally created by recording the sound of steel being bent.
Godzilla will hit theaters on May 16th 2014.