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David Goyer will rewrite the draft for Gareth Edwards Godzilla film

07.13.2011

I completely forgot that they were doing another GODZILLA film. I figure this is something that would stay fairly fresh in my mind due to the fact that Gareth Edwards (MONSTERS) is the one helming it.

I was reminded that this was still in the works because of the latest news that David Goyer (BATMAN BEGINS) was hired to rewrite the script. Legendary Pictures wants a new screenplay derived from the one originally penned by David Callaham (THE EXPENDABLES).

What's Goyer's angle on this one? Apparently to give the most authentic approach to the story and its characters. So maybe it won't be like Roland Emmerich's GODZILLA--embarrassing. Sorry it was embarrassing. Ferris Bueller deserved better. I don't know your specific thoughts on Goyer as a writer. I like most of what he's done thus far.

If Edwards wasn't on this project, I really wouldn't care to be honest. I do hope that they can pull off some sort of realism aspect. Edwards should be a big help in that aspect.

Source: Deadline

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9:28PM on 07/17/2011

I'm

going to go on the fence on this one till i see some images and if nothing else a trailer..... i pray to the hollywood god that this will better than that trash that Emmerich attempted for Sony
going to go on the fence on this one till i see some images and if nothing else a trailer..... i pray to the hollywood god that this will better than that trash that Emmerich attempted for Sony
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7:57PM on 07/14/2011
"Authentic" meaning what exactly? As in "not lies"? Or "written with real ink"? Fucking buzzwords tossed around like a hooker's butt hole.
"Authentic" meaning what exactly? As in "not lies"? Or "written with real ink"? Fucking buzzwords tossed around like a hooker's butt hole.
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10:05AM on 07/14/2011
Monsters wasn't THAT good, IMO, but it had much potential ! Goyer is not a bad writer, when he's not on solo (and he's a bad director)...
And as far as GODZILLA goes, I like the Emmerich one... It's time for an UNPOPULAR OPINION on this one ;-)
Monsters wasn't THAT good, IMO, but it had much potential ! Goyer is not a bad writer, when he's not on solo (and he's a bad director)...
And as far as GODZILLA goes, I like the Emmerich one... It's time for an UNPOPULAR OPINION on this one ;-)
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6:13AM on 07/14/2011

Edwards is perfect for this

Monsters was terrific, one of the most assured directorial debuts in recent years. End of fucking story
Monsters was terrific, one of the most assured directorial debuts in recent years. End of fucking story
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3:02AM on 07/14/2011
Goyer is a talentless hack that only succeeds in riding on other's people's talent (Batman and Dark City). Seriously, look at his writing credits on IMDB (maybe I'll give him Blade 2). Monsters was interesting, not great, but I'd be curious to see what Edwards does with Godzilla, but skeptical with Goyer involved....
Goyer is a talentless hack that only succeeds in riding on other's people's talent (Batman and Dark City). Seriously, look at his writing credits on IMDB (maybe I'll give him Blade 2). Monsters was interesting, not great, but I'd be curious to see what Edwards does with Godzilla, but skeptical with Goyer involved....
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2:11AM on 07/14/2011
Goyer is a decent writer but bringing him on will not change the fact that having Gareth Edwards direct this is a terrible idea. Monsters was a terrible movie (Lady In The Water bad) and it was all his fault. Now hearing that they got the scriptwriter from The Expendables just makes matters worse. Unless the producer can take charge or Goyer can step up to the plate, I cannot see this movie being anything but awful.
Goyer is a decent writer but bringing him on will not change the fact that having Gareth Edwards direct this is a terrible idea. Monsters was a terrible movie (Lady In The Water bad) and it was all his fault. Now hearing that they got the scriptwriter from The Expendables just makes matters worse. Unless the producer can take charge or Goyer can step up to the plate, I cannot see this movie being anything but awful.
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1:40AM on 07/14/2011
I'm Captain America. This is fantastic.
I'm Captain America. This is fantastic.
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7:18AM on 07/14/2011
Doesn't that get tiring?
Doesn't that get tiring?
9:25AM on 07/14/2011
I'm thinking his real life is a lot more monotonous.
I'm thinking his real life is a lot more monotonous.
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11:01PM on 07/13/2011

If I had my way

it'd be an awesomely cheesy Godzilla movie, but you know it's just gonna end up way too serious and american, unfortunately. Still, I'll give it a chance
it'd be an awesomely cheesy Godzilla movie, but you know it's just gonna end up way too serious and american, unfortunately. Still, I'll give it a chance
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8:57PM on 07/13/2011
This guy is a hack. He can write a good batman story as long as hes working with someone far more talented than he is but thats it. This is gonna suck if he touches it like most other things hes touched.
This guy is a hack. He can write a good batman story as long as hes working with someone far more talented than he is but thats it. This is gonna suck if he touches it like most other things hes touched.
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8:24PM on 07/13/2011
Has potential. Will inevitably be compared to the Emmerich flick, though, which is unfortunate whether you're a fan of that one or not (I think it's fun) a la "The Incredible Hulk" and "Hulk" (both of which I, incidentally, like for quite different reasons). "openhand" makes a good suggestion - make Godzilla scary! He's terrifying in the original, allegorical film.
Has potential. Will inevitably be compared to the Emmerich flick, though, which is unfortunate whether you're a fan of that one or not (I think it's fun) a la "The Incredible Hulk" and "Hulk" (both of which I, incidentally, like for quite different reasons). "openhand" makes a good suggestion - make Godzilla scary! He's terrifying in the original, allegorical film.
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8:23PM on 07/13/2011

Now...

bad ASS. we are going to get a bad ass g-man movie which will be dark and gritty. I hope for complete destruction and mayhem. Have him fight some bad ass monsters. DO the suit, and some CGI, and some practial effects too. PLEASE. And ALSO FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MAKE HIM BREATHE FUCKIN FIRE. And please make it scary too. MAKE G-MAN SCARY> I hope like he has to destory like 6 monsters or whatever for destoryin the world. IDK I just hoep they don't fuck it up like roland did. I liked that one as a
bad ASS. we are going to get a bad ass g-man movie which will be dark and gritty. I hope for complete destruction and mayhem. Have him fight some bad ass monsters. DO the suit, and some CGI, and some practial effects too. PLEASE. And ALSO FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MAKE HIM BREATHE FUCKIN FIRE. And please make it scary too. MAKE G-MAN SCARY> I hope like he has to destory like 6 monsters or whatever for destoryin the world. IDK I just hoep they don't fuck it up like roland did. I liked that one as a kid. But its not godzilla I think of it more as just a reg movie like clover was.
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8:19PM on 07/13/2011
Don't bother if they're gonna make another movie with just Godzilla stomping New York. I want him fighting monsters, like King Ghidora or Mothra.
Don't bother if they're gonna make another movie with just Godzilla stomping New York. I want him fighting monsters, like King Ghidora or Mothra.
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9:26PM on 07/17/2011
better yet MechaGodzilla!!!!! now that was a bad ass fight!
better yet MechaGodzilla!!!!! now that was a bad ass fight!
8:13PM on 07/13/2011
I have been a huge Godzilla fan since I was a kid and while I love a lot of Goyer's work, I am still not sold on Gareth Edwards as I wasn't exactly blown away by Monsters(It was decent but, did not live up to fanboy hype). So as much as I am looking forward to a big budget Godzilla done right, I am wait and see as far as this project.
I have been a huge Godzilla fan since I was a kid and while I love a lot of Goyer's work, I am still not sold on Gareth Edwards as I wasn't exactly blown away by Monsters(It was decent but, did not live up to fanboy hype). So as much as I am looking forward to a big budget Godzilla done right, I am wait and see as far as this project.
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8:07PM on 07/13/2011

I love Godzilla...

It's 100% guilty pleasure and popcorn fun. Broderick's acting is atrocious though.
It's 100% guilty pleasure and popcorn fun. Broderick's acting is atrocious though.
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