Of all the monsters we have been introduced to in books and film, Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures collaborated and recreated the most famous of them all: “Godzilla.” Set to hit movie theaters on May 16, 2014, this film is rumored to be a lot different than the 1998 remake. This reboot of the famous monster film is directed by Gareth Edwards from a screenplay by Max Borenstein who also co-wrote the story with David Callaham. The movie features an all-star cast that includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Silent House”), Oscar nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck”) and Oscar winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient”).
Edwards and Cranston shared their take on the movie at Comic-Con. When asked by Collider.com about what is still in the movie that can capture the viewers’ undivided attention, Edwards said that it was hard to figure out the reason why.
“When we were doing this film, we found that, apart from having Godzilla in the movie, you’ve got an infinite canvas and it’s such a rich universe,” said Edwards in the Collider.com report.
“Once you accept the fact that there’s giant creatures, you can kind of do then anything you want. I think that’s why it’s stood the test of time. It’s so ripe for reinventing and revisiting. It’s not a single story. It can be any story you want,” added Edwards.
Cranston said that he knew of “Godzilla” as a kid in the 50’s. He got to watch it on TV and was already amazed at the special effects back then, especially the use of miniatures. But, he also said that with today’s sophisticated use of computer-generated imagery (CGI) in movies, then this version of the movie would be much better. Aside from the special effects, the interesting plot and character development are also instrumental to make it fresher, more interesting and worth the viewers’ time.
According to Godzilla-movies.com, while still filming, ET Canada visited the set of the movie and entertainment reporter Sangita Patel interviewed some of the cast members. Cranston was also in high spirits, sharing his excitement about the upcoming film.
“As a kid, Godzilla was you know, my creature of choice,” the actor dishes to Sangita, adding, “I love the absolute destructive nature of this beast,” Cranston told Patel in the Godzilla-movies.com report.
Aside from the aforementioned actors, the other stars in “Godzilla” include Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), Richard T. Jones (“Hawaii Five-0”), Victor Rasuk (“How to Make It in America”) and Jared Keeso (“I Love You, Beth Cooper”).
Hawkins also spoke to Patel of ET Canada about “Godzilla” but in a different light. She said that the monster just needs to chill out with a massage and a candle instead of eating people up.
Meanwhile, Johnson was excited to work with co-star Cranston whom he thinks is one of the best actors he has worked with.
The 2014 version of “Godzilla” is truly a movie to watch out for. After all, it’s the rebirth of an epic creature! Don’t miss it on May 16, 2014.