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A retired kaiju goes on one last raid in animated film Oldzilla

08.28.2015by: Cody Hamman

Chinese digital animation studio Original Force is getting into the feature film business, and one of the projects they have in production now sounds like it could be a whole lot of fun for fans of giant monster movies.

Directed by Bob Bendetson from a screenplay he wrote with Art Everett, the film is titled OLDZILLA and tells the following story:

The aging king of monsters, Saurus, refuses to accept that he’s growing older, instead hiding his years behind a scaley toupee and obsessing over newsreel footage of the destruction he caused in his prime. However, he must eventually move into a retirement community for monsters, where he convinces a pair of new friends to join him on a trip to Atlantic City to wreak havoc one last time.

Sandra Rabins and Penney Finkelman Cox, formerly of Sony Pictures Animation and now the heads of Original Force's Los Angeles division, are producing.

The "retiring professional on one last job" is a classic cliché story and, as a fan of Godzilla and kaiju in general, I'm excited to see how Bendetson has it play out with a giant monster in the lead role. The "coming slowly" line on the image below isn't kidding around, though. If the date on OLDZILLA's IMDb page is accurate, we may not be seeing this one until 2018.

Extra Tidbit: How does OLDZILLA sound to you?
Source: Deadline

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