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Gareth Edwards talks his version of Godzilla

Mar. 28, 2011by: Alex DiVincenzo
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Everyone is excited to see what Gareth Edwards (MONSTERS) will do with his upcoming version of GODZILLA, and Empire recently spoke to the filmmaker about the project. There's not really much new information, but monster movie fans will still enjoy hearing what he has to say:

"The thing that's so interesting is that Godzilla has evolved since the original one in the '50s, so there is the opportunity to bring it up to date. But we want to stay true to the fanbase as well and I'm a fan of the Toho films."

"When I got the call about it from my agent I was in my bedroom and right in front of me by my DVD player was the 1954 GODZILLA. He asked, 'Are you a fan?' And I said, 'Yeah, I'm looking at him right now!' It was incredible."

Sounds like the project, produced by Legendary Pictures, is in safe hands. Edwards is currently working on the script and keeping details under wraps, naturally. He does realize that "Everyone's got a very strong opinion about Godzilla and what it should be" - so I have to ask: what is your opinion?


MONSTERS star Whitney Able

Extra Tidbit: At least it seems like this one won't go the way of the 1998 American version of GODZILLA.
Source: Empire

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11:36AM on 03/28/2011
I like Godzilla to be faithful to the original 1954 film. It was a place in time and a metaphor for the A-Bomb attacks and the firebombing of Tokyo. About how man's hubris and evil can cause mother nature to fight back. It should NOT be campy like the later Godzilla films that were aimed at kids, but rather a mature and horrifying film. There should be a real apocalyptic fear, and a huge amount of SHAME and GUILT by the principal characters. There should be STORY, and devastation.
I like Godzilla to be faithful to the original 1954 film. It was a place in time and a metaphor for the A-Bomb attacks and the firebombing of Tokyo. About how man's hubris and evil can cause mother nature to fight back. It should NOT be campy like the later Godzilla films that were aimed at kids, but rather a mature and horrifying film. There should be a real apocalyptic fear, and a huge amount of SHAME and GUILT by the principal characters. There should be STORY, and devastation.
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10:17AM on 03/28/2011

Starting to sound good

I really hope they do this right. Godzilla should be a badass. He should be the Toho equivalent of Snake Plissken. Not a good guy but, the lesser of two evils when he faces his opponent. An anti-hero. He's not protecting us, he his defending his turf and his title as King of the Monsters. From his statements there's hope Edwards gets this.
I really hope they do this right. Godzilla should be a badass. He should be the Toho equivalent of Snake Plissken. Not a good guy but, the lesser of two evils when he faces his opponent. An anti-hero. He's not protecting us, he his defending his turf and his title as King of the Monsters. From his statements there's hope Edwards gets this.
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