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Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today the final principal cast for the upcoming tentpole [/size]Godzilla. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche are starring in the film, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.[/size]

The companies also announced that principal photography began today on location in Vancouver.[/size]

Gareth Edwards is directing the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham. Legendary's Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are serving as executive producers alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.[/size]

A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, [/size]Godzilla will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment.[/size]

Slated to open on May 16, 2014, the film is expected to be presented in 3D.[/size]

I for one am excited to see the Big G make a return to the screen. I have hope this will erase the travesty committed in the 1998 movie.

I've always had a spot in my heart for Gojira, it was the coolest part of Sunday's growing up, watching Monster Island flicks with a follow up of Kung-fu. Both I'd say probably had the worst dubbing in the history of television. :)

Here's a link with a video of Gareth Edwards talking briefly about the movie:

http://www.vibe.com/article/first-video-and-images-revealed-new-godzilla-movie

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I just watched a Gojira movie recently....it was painful.

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Being a big Godzilla fan myself, I counted down the days until the release for the 1998 version. Which was a huge let down. So I'm not as excited this time.

Hopefully I'm pleasantly surprised. But if I see one pile of fish.... <_<

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Any chance they will keep the design closer to:

gojira2.jpg

I actually like the design, but the movies reek of the 80's (yes, I know, most of the films were made during that time) and need some TLC in the special effects department.

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Any chance they will keep the design closer to:

gojira2.jpg

I actually like the design, but the movies reek of the 80's (yes, I know, most of the films were made during that time) and need some TLC in the special effects department.

Just to be nitpicky, only 2 out of 28 Godzilla movies were made in the 80s. Percentage-wise, "most" of them were made in the 60s, with 8 of 28.

I choose to be cautiously optimistic, even though I wasn't hugely fond of Gareth's Monsters, because more Godzilla is always good (I even tolerate the 1998 version... mostly... kinda.... *shudder*).

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I thought the 1998 was awesome when I was 8 years old. then I watched it again a couple months ago... man was that painful to sit through. :wacko:

but if this is the direction they want to go I'm willing to be optimistic about this

Godzilla-2010-image.jpg

Right now I'm more interested in what other kaiju are going to show up for him to fight.

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TBH, I think My interest would be a lot more peaked if they were talking about doing something with Mothra or Gamera. Those two have all of my love as far as Kaiju go. :wub:

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Hey, I liked the 1998 Godzilla.

ill have to look hard but my brother wrote many a fanfic where the lizard is often the b*tch for other monsters, merciless was his opinion on G-1998... to each there own, mate :D (officially, i myself have no comment on the subject LOL my money is always on G vs Destorah as the baseline on epic, even with the sappy crap with 'little G'

)

found this rather quick http://www.kaijuphile.com/fannest/eyewitness/eyewitness.shtml

my brother, Doug, was a rather prolithic fanfic writer, had always wanted to... make a career of it. I think he got 1 story published, long ago. there is other stuff but these stories are by far the best IMHO for his work. (thought he did do a humorous one on a Kaiju attack on Cleveland, where a unseen version of G fights Bobalina, a rather unsavery homage to a woman he worked with at one point in his life. very un PC comments when discussed LOL...)

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Maybe I liked the 1998 version because I never really watched any of the old ones. Sure seeing 2 giant monsters duke it out is awesome as a kid but as an adult, it would be cheesy. I mean, just look at all the monster vs monster B movies on the SyFi channel. Terrible CG and terrible acting. Maybe that's why the 1998 version went with a more realistic approach.

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My oldest loves Godzilla movies, kind of like I did at that age, but even he hates the 1998 version, my wife and I tried to watch that movie this weekend and it was so painful. Did any of the leads' careers survive that movie? Also it made my wife and I debate Roland Emmrich, and how his movies have gotten worse and worse the more money they give him for his movies, heck I used to love his early direct to video shlock.

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Just to be nitpicky, only 2 out of 28 Godzilla movies were made in the 80s. Percentage-wise, "most" of them were made in the 60s, with 8 of 28.

I choose to be cautiously optimistic, even though I wasn't hugely fond of Gareth's Monsters, because more Godzilla is always good (I even tolerate the 1998 version... mostly... kinda.... *shudder*).

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When we say the 98 Zilla movie we are talking about that US abomination right? (Just making sure there was no Japanese movie the same year) I NEVER considered that a real Godzilla movie - and I even liked the Godzilla 85 movie with the flying Norelco razor ship. (I think that was Gojira 1984 in Japan)

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It took every bit of restraint for me to NOT walk out of the '98 movie; I did just pay $8 for it after all...

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... I remember being slightly entertained by the '98 Godzilla, even if I was upset how they changed him for the American audience. I shudder to think of what my reaction would be today...

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It took every bit of restraint for me to NOT walk out of the '98 movie; I did just pay $8 for it after all...

Same here - remember that feeling vividly. Same with Independence Day, my buddy actually had to hold me in my chair.

I know this is a Godzilla thread, and I am looking forward to it - but someone mentioned Cloverfield. I was really shocked by how much I liked that one. Does anyone know of sequel talk for that?

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Stoopid scene (among many, well the whole movie) of '98: The helicopters losing track of godzilla. Just fly up a little bit, or better yet: track the damn thing by satellite!

Same goes for Pacific Rim. At least they mentioned helicopter spotters, but they weren't much good.

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Stoopid scene (among many, well the whole movie) of '98: The helicopters losing track of godzilla. Just fly up a little bit, or better yet: track the damn thing by satellite!

Same goes for Pacific Rim. At least they mentioned helicopter spotters, but they weren't much good.

Missiles killing Godzilla...missiles!!!!

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Godzilla 98 isn't a bad monster film, but it is a bad Godzilla film. Just do what the Japanese did and establish that it was stupid gaijin from America that mistook this monster for Godzilla. The movie isn't so bad after that.

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the '98 Godzilla movie is a crap Godzilla movie because it's a crap movie period.

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This was the best thing that ever happened to the '98 Godzilla

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIcExdpsEcQ

I too grew up on Saturday morning Godzilla and kung-fu movies. In hindsight: yes, many of the 60's vintage Gojira flicks were pretty awful--but in a campy, what kid wouldn't love it sort of way.

If it ain't from Toho Studios, it ain't Godzilla. Godda**it.

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that movie was pretty awesome, if you dont think of it as a Godzilla film but merely as a really epic Music video... that dude was so sooo fing campy! :D

Reddsun1. MOST EPIC GIF EVAR! :D

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I'm starting to get excited to see what he looks like. That tail is huge compared to the helicopters.

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If Japan has to bring back the man-in-suit in 2015 or 2016, then we'll know. Guess we'll find out on Saturday.

Panel is scheduled for Sat. 7/20, 10:45am in Hall H.

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If he fights KG in this movie my inner 5 year old will scream like a 13 year old Justin Beiber fan.

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That's the millenium goji suit used from Godzilla 2000 up to Godzilla Tokyo S.O.S. after that it was replaced by a new suit in Godzilla Final Wars that was based on a grown up Godzilla Junior from Godzilla vs Destroyah

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^Plus a rough draft early on was to have said Junior as the titular Goji. That is also why FW had the 100 meter height scale instead of the regular 50 meter one.

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