Godzilla is coming back to theaters, and this time he'll be fighting other monsters instead of trying to eat Matthew Broderick.
I grew up on Godzilla films, which were big dumb fun for a kid who has yet to turn ten. Needless to say, Sony's 1998 movie was a pretty big letdown and I haven't exactly been looking forward to a sequel or a remake. However, details of a reboot movie have slowly been surfacing over the past year, and a new interview with the movie's producer has revealed that his team is trying to go back to basics with the project.
At tis week's 3D Summit, YouTube user Zennie 62 got to chat with Godzilla producer Brian Rogers, who was surprisingly forthcoming about many of the film's details. You can watch the entire interview here, but these are some of the highlights:
• There's no official release date, but Rogers is hoping the movie will come out in 2012.
• The movie is being planned for IMAX 3D.
• This won't be a sequel to the 1998 film, instead it'll be a complete reboot paying tribute to the original Godzilla.
• The movie will include a "monster or monsters that Godzilla will fight" because not doing this doesn't follow "the spirit of the character."
• Rubber suits won't be making an appearance, as this Godzilla will be fully CGI.
Based on this information, it sounds like the new movie could actually be a blast. Granted, as long as the production team watches the 1998 movie under the "Don't Do Any of This" pretense, whatever they put together could only be an improvement.
Source: Cinema Blend