Drew Pearce is making some kaiju sized footprints in Hollywood franchises these days. He's on board for the third Iron Man movie, the third Robert Downey Jr Sherlock Holmes movie, and now he's hired for a revised script for the new American Godzilla reboot. David Callahan (The Expendables), David S. Goyer (Dark Knight) and Max Borenstein (The Seventh Son) scripted earlier versions.
According to Variety, the polish isn't being done because studio Legendary Pictures has any major problems with the script; it wants to age up the characters so that they fit the prototype of the actors they would like to target. Sources also told Variety that Pearce is now being brought in to do a four-week polish on the script. Casting is expected to begin soon.
Indie kaiju film Monsters director Gareth Edwards is helming the pic. Legendary's Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce, along with Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher will serve as executive producers alongside Doug Davison, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
Edwards has told Total Film
"I've always been interested in Godzilla and the ideas around him. I really wanted to see another Godzilla film and jumped at the opportunity. My main idea was to imagine 'If this really happened, what would it be like?' I want to take a grounded, realistic approach to a Godzilla film."