Comic Con Previews Secretive 'Godzilla' Reboot
Comic-Con is often the place to be for the latest gossip on Hollywood's most hush-hush projects, though even the most hardened comic book fans were surprised to get a taster of the forthcoming 'Godzilla' reboot over the weekend. The film is still listed as "in development" on IMDb.com, though a gathered audience were treated to a teaser trailer at the annual convention.
Though the footage was limited to shots of an urban landscape torn apart by a mysterious creative, there was a brief glimpse of Godzilla emerging from the wreckage. The character originated in the 1954 Japanese movie, which has spawned numerous badly made reboots and sequels. The 1998 movie starring Matthew Broderick was unanimously panned by critics, though director GARETH EDWARDS is attempting to do the story justice. The filmmaker promised audiences there's nothing cheesy about his film, saying, "There's nothing sci-fi, it's very grounded and realistic.I've never worked this long and this hard on something that lasted just a few seconds since, since I lost my virginity". Very little is known of the movie - especially in terms of casting - though Edwards is understood to be working towards a 2014 release date.
David S. Goyer - who worked on the scripts for Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and the forthcoming Dark Knight Rises - is reportedly penning the script for Godzilla. Gareth Edwards directed the 2010 British sci-fi movie 'Monsters'.