Legendary Pictures is very close to starting production on the GODZILLA remake directed by MONSTERS' Gareth Edwards. We have nice little casting update for you guys as Variety reports that Juliette Binoche (below) is the latest victim in negotiations to join the cast of GODZILLA.
Binoche is another name added to the already stellar looking cast with so far Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston all in talks to star in the upcoming reboot as well. I think right now everyone is just waiting for an official okay on Frank Darabont's updated script so once that gets completed expect a lot of official news to head your way.
In case you missed it, here is what Darabont himself had to say about his approach to the film:
What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years. The giant terrifying force of nature that comes and stomps the shit out of your city, that was Godzilla. Filtered through the very fanciful imaginations of the Japanese perception. And then he became Clifford the Big Red Dog in the subsequent films. He became the mascot of Japan, he became the protector of Japan. Another big ugly monster would show up and he would fight that monster to protect Japan. Which I never really quite understood, the shift.
What weíre trying to do with the new movie is not have it camp, not have it be campy. Weíre kind of taking a cool new look at it. But with a lot of tradition in the first film. We want this to be a terrifying force of nature. And what was really cool, for me, is there was a very compelling human drama that I got to weave into it. Itís not that cliched, thinly disguised romance or bromance, or whatever. Itís different, itís a different set of circumstances than youíre used to seeing. And thatís tremendously exciting as a writer when youíre asked to do something else.