No matter how many standout human actors appear in next year's remake, the star of Godzilla is the the irradiated reptile himself.
Though lucky fans at Comic-Con got a sense the beast's new look, Legendary Pictures has kept the new Godzilla's appearance secret, showing off naught but teasing looks so far.
That changes today, with a close-up of Godzilla's face making the rounds online and assuring fans burned by the 1998 effort that this Godzilla will get the basics right.
"Basically, for all you Godzilla fans, something very big is headed to San Diego," director Gareth Edwards says in his latest bite-sized update from the set of the Godzilla remake from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.
With the film's viral effort ramping up in anticipation of Comic-Con, there are some goodies from the mystery-building marketing effort. More importantly, perhaps, an official listing for the film's Hall H panel hasrevealed that the title character isn't just facing off with humanity; in next summer's Godzilla, the beast will fight other Toho-style monsters.
Opening in theaters on July 12th is the highly anticipated new robots vs. monsters movie from visionary director Guillermo del Toro (Don't Be Afraid of the Dark) called Pacific Rim. The film is a tribute to Japanese giant monster movies (also known as Kaiju) and stars an all-star cast that includes Charlie Hunnam (Children of Men), Rinko Kikuchi (Babel), Idris Elba (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), Clifton Collins Jr. (Star Trek), Max Martini (Redbelt), Heather Doerksen (The Cabin in the Woods) and Ron Perlman (Drive).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Heather Doerksen in the IAR Studios to talk about her work on Pacific Rim. The talented actress discussed the new movie, how she was cast in the project, the secrecy around the script, working with green screens, the film's monsters, what it's like on a Guillermo del Toro set, creating her character, operating a Jaeger, and the movie's sensational cast.
You can't really separate the titular beast from his origins as a uniquely Japanese metaphor, and some unofficial images from the set of next year's Godzilla indicate that the remake won't try to completely remove Gojira from his native country.
As of today, the second crack at an Americanized Godzilla remake is now one year away from its May 16, 2014 release date.
Rather than dropping a teaser trailer or some such hype-building, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have instead brought us a tiny new glimpse behind the scenes of this new Godzilla.
How can you tell Godzilla has been to town? Because most of the town will be a smoldering heap of rubble.
A new official image from the set of the new Godzilla remake has stomped online, and though the enormous lizard is nowhere to be seen, the signs of him are everywhere, in smoke, an overturned car, and general devastation.
The latest screenwriter to tackle Godzilla, Frank Darabont, is sharing some insight on his approach to the big budget remake, indicating that this Godzilla will restore the fearsome characteristic to the giant, city destroying lizard, as well as its allegorical elements.
Opening in theaters on September 28th is the new animated family comedy Hotel Transylvania from director Genndy Tartakovsky (TV's Samurai Jack) and writers Peter Baynham (Arthur Christmas) and Robert "Triumph the Insult Comic Dog" Smigel (You Don't Mess with the Zohan). The movie features superstar comedian Adam Sandler (Jack and Jill), along with many of his constant comedy cohorts such as Andy Samberg (That's My Boy), Kevin James (I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry), Steve Buscemi (Mr. Deeds), David Spade (Grown Ups), Jon Lovitz (Grown Ups 2), Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live), and Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), as well as newcomers to the Sandler World including Selena Gomez (Horton Hears a Who!), Fran Drescher (Cadillac Man), and CeeLo Green (Sparkle).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick had an opportunity to sit down with director Genndy Tartakovsky in July at Comic Con International in San Diego to talk about his work on Hotel Transylvania. The animation director discussed the new film, what he brought to the project, the tone of the movie, the iconic monster characters, casting Adam Sandler's troupe of actors, and his love for Mel Brook's Young Frankenstein, Love at First Bite, Once Bitten, and Tom & Jerry cartoons.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have announced a release date for the second attempt at an American Godzilla movie. Unsurprisingly, it's right in the middle of summer movie season, arriving in theaters nationwide on May 16, 2014.
Every bit of promotional material from next summer's huge monster movie Pacific Rim should be accompanied by an audio message from director Guillermo del Toro. Today, we have four new images, two behind the scenes and two more standard stills, and don't get me wrong, they're good-looking images showing futuristic costumes, impeccable production design, and oh-so many pretty colors. But del Toro's entertaining and gregarious enough to sell Pacific Rim all on his own, and his voice in your ears is like sweet, sweet honey.