New look at the updated design of Godzilla from the upcoming reboot
As we continue to be teased by fleeting glimpses of the beast in this summer's GODZILLA, a new clear image of the monster has emerged online in the form of a toy model. The display of the creature is in front of the latest official GODZILLA poster and sports a little placard that cautions this is not the final design (pending licensing approval). But, seeing as we are a few months away, I would venture this is likely what we will be seeing on screen.
Unlike the 1998 version of the Japanese icon, this GODZILLA looks to adhere to the classic design. Some updates are apparent, but the simply serve to streamline the body and separate it from the "man in suit" we have seen in countless clips. Nothing groundbreaking here but it is a solid reminder of why you don't change what works. The true test will be seeing the beast in motion as that is what will prove whether a CGI version of GODZILLA will work.
GODZILLA stars Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams. It stomps into theaters on May 16, 2014.