A whole bunch of legal drama broke out this year with Godzilla when Legendary sued the producers, then the producers counter sued. It ain’t pretty. Frank Darabont is the latest screenwriter to take over scripting duties on the film to be directed by Monsters director Gareth Edwards. The sizzle reel they showed at comic con was hot as hell so I’m looking forward to seeing this one on screen regardless of the legal drama. Hope they work it out.
Darabont recently gave an interview to the kids over at i09 and the following is what he had to say:
“What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years. The giant terrifying force of nature that comes and stomps the s–t out of your city, that was Godzilla… What we’re trying to do with the new movie is not have it camp, not have it be campy. We’re kind of taking a cool new look at it. But with a lot of tradition in the first film. We want this to be a terrifying force of nature. And what was really cool, for me, is there was a very compelling human drama that I got to weave into it. It’s not that cliched, thinly disguised romance or bromance, or whatever. It’s different, it’s a different set of circumstances than you’re used to seeing.”
To read the rest of what Darabont had to say in the interview, head on over here.
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