The Monster movie “Godzilla” from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ will return, roaring into theaters in 2018. It was announced months after the successful theatrical release of the first film. Read on to learn more about the story.
According to Deadline, both of the production companies have announced that the Kaiju sequel will be released on June 8, 2018. Legendary Pictures recently revealed at their San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) panel surprising details. It was said that Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah are the giant monsters in the upcoming sequel.
The latest “Godzilla” is a reboot of the science fiction monster film franchise. It retells a modern reimagining of the origins of Godzilla in contemporary times as a “terrifying force of nature.”
The film is a co-production between Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures. It was distributed by Warner Bros. worldwide, except in Japan where it was distributed by Toho. It is the second Godzilla film to be fully filmed and produced by an American studio, the first being the 1998 film of the same name. The project initially began in 2004 and was originally intended to be an IMAX short film titled, “Godzilla 3D: To the Max” with production transferred to Legendary several years after, developing the project into a full-blown feature film.
It stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston. It is directed by Gareth Edwards and produced by Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. The screenplay is credited to Max Borenstein but includes contributions from David Callaham, David S. Goyer, Drew Pearce, and Frank Darabont.
“Godzilla” was released worldwide in 2D, 3D and IMAX, getting a positive critical reception, with some praising the film for its slow pace and dramatic build-up, while others criticized the length of time before the titular character’s appearance, as well as its on-screen duration; however, the direction, visual effects, music, characterization, and creature designs were positively received.
The Feature film became an immediate box office success earning up to $9.3 million for its U.S. premiere release and a worldwide estimate of $200 million on its opening weekend. At the end of its theatrical run, the film finished with a total of $507 million worldwide.
Legendary has also announced sequels for movies that feature kaijus/ giant monster such as Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim,” and plans for a new King Kong movie entitled “Skull Island,” a prequel to the blockbuster hit, “King Kong.” Legendary might just be setting the trend for giant monster movie franchise.
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