Every few months, I check on the wonderful world wide web, hoping for some news in regards to the new Godzilla movie. For those who are unaware, Legendary Pictures had acquired the rights to make a Godzilla movie back in 2010.
…It’s 2012. The year of the first scheduled release date.
Obviously, as with most projects, there have been setbacks (including three different writers taking on the project) and rescheduled date after rescheduled date. It’s been pushed back to 2014. Which is fine, I would prefer they do Godzilla right than see another abomination like the one TriStar gave us. I know, I know! We’re not supposed to talk about it! It doesn’t really exist (just like the Avatar the Last Airbender movie or Dragonball Evolution or Batman & Robin…man were those God awful, to say the least).
However, luckily for us, Gareth Edwards, the director, has said, “This will definitely have a very different feel than the most recent US film, and our biggest concern is making sure we get it right for the fans because we know their concerns. It must be brilliant in every category because I’m a fan as well.”
I just wish I could find some more recent news. I’ve seen all the concept pictures and art; confirmed, unconfirmed, and outright denied by Legendary Pictures. I’ve read every article I could find. I’ve scoured Youtube hoping for a legitimate teaser trailer. And yet, nothing. Waiting for word of some progress on this project is absolutely killing me. The IMDB site for it is practically empty. At that point, why is it even up? It’s just there to torment me into constantly checking for an update. Freaking Jurassic Park IV has more information up on the IMDB and it doesn’t even have an estimated release date… never mind the fact that it’s been in development hell since 2002!
Anyway, just needed to get that out there. I absolutely LOVE Godzilla. I grew up watching everything Toho: from Godzilla’s monsters to Pocket Monsters, Toho has had a special place in my childhood (right next to the Batman animated series) and hearing about a new American Godzilla project with Toho’s direct involvement would be a great way to erase bad memories about…well, you know what I’m talking about. I refuse to acknowledge its existence twice in this post. Anyway, fingers crossed on some new updates in the coming future. In the meantime, I leave you with a trailer for one of my favorite Godzilla films when I was growing up: