Godzilla stomping cities again for Legendary Pictures

Everyone favorites city smasher is returning to the big screen to prove the Mayans right in 2012.

According to Variety, Legendary pictures has obtained the rights to Godzilla from the Toho Co. of Japan. Toho, which has overseen more than 25 of the monster’s films, will release the movie in Japan. Legendary, per a co-production/co-financing deal with Warner Bros, will release it through that studio.

Though a director has not been announced, producers on the film include Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes), Brian Rogers (Dir. Lord of the Flies), and Roy Lee (The Departed), as well as executive producers Yoshimitsu Banno (Dir. Godzilla vs Hedora), Doug Davison (The Departed), and  Kenji Okuhira.

Overall, Legendary seems quite excited about it, and hopefully we’ll avoid a repeat of the 1998 debacle.

From Thomas Tull, Chairman and CEO of Legendary pictures:

Godzilla is one of the world’s most powerful pop culture icons, and we at Legendary are thrilled to be able to create a modern epic based on this long-loved Toho franchise. Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop-culturally relevant for as long as it has.

Posted on March 29, 2010 at 22:28 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  1. Written by arkonbey
    on 2010-03-30 at 17:59
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    Insert standard Hollywood un-originality rant here.

    I hated Cloverfield, but at least JJA tried to be slightly original.

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