In a welcome nod to the franchise's heritage, Akira Takarada, who played heroic salvage ship captain Hideto Ogata in 1954's original Gojira, was on the set of upcoming Hollywood Godzilla remake's Vancouver shoot for what seems likely to be at least a cameo appearance. More after the jump.
Warner Brothers has been tweeting and otherwise distributing photos of various pseudo-evidence left in the wake of kaiju - the Japanese style giant monsters that plague humanity in Guillermo del Toro's (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) Pacific Rim.The Hollywood mecha flick is set to hit theaters on July 12th. Get a look after the jump.
Warner Brothers has confirmed that the Hollywood remake of Godzilla has begun shooting in Vancouver this week. In addition to the previously spotted Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) is confirmed to be on the project, and newly revealed, Ken Watanabe is attached. More after the jump.
While robins may herald the start of spring, stars hint that movie production might be soon underway. Celebrity watchers have recently spied actors Aaron Taylor Johnson and Bryan Cranston arriving in Vancouver. The buzz is that they're getting in a bit early for the filming of the new Hollywood remake of Godzilla, rumored to begin production on March 14th. More after the jump.
In response to lingering questions about the state of Media Blasters in general and licenses like Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei in specific, founder John Sirabella has posted a rundown of what's happened at the beleaguered company, and what the plans are going forward. Get a look after the jump.
Entertainment industry trade journal Variety is reporting that, while nothing will be finalized until Walking Dead's Frank Darabont finishes his draft of the script, Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) is being eyed for a role in Legendary’s Hollywood Godzilla reboot. More after the jump.
Marv Newland's classic animated short “Bambi Meets Godzilla” has been online for a while, but in low quality transfers, so fans Coda Shetterly made the effort to produce a frame-for-frame 1080p re-creation of infamous original. Get a look after the jump.
Last week, movie industry trade magazine Variety reported that Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston were in talks to star in Gareth Edwards (Monsters) directed Legendary Pictures remake of Godzilla. Olsen then appeared at the BAFTAS and commented on plans for the project. Get a look after the jump.
The latest info on Legendary Pictures' big Hollywood Godzilla film looks to have finally nailed a March start date for production, but that's only the tip of the beast's scales. According to a report on Deadline, Frank Darabont has been hired to provide a final rewrite on Max Borenstein's script. Hit the jump for more.
If you want to be ahead of the cultural curve, now's a good time to start catching up on the kaiju back catalog because Hollywood is gearing up to go kaiju crazy. There's the Gareth Edwards Godzilla remake. There's Guillermo del Toro’s mecha versus kaiju blockbuster Pacific Rim. And more are under consideration. Get the latest plans after the jump.
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. More after the jump.
It's going to be a couple of big years for giant monster movies at Warner Brothers. The company is inking plans for a pair of movies inspired by Japan's kaiju cinema. Get the latest details on Pacific Rim and Godzilla after the jump.
The new Hollywood version of the king of kaiju movies hasn't started shooting yet, but that didn't prevent Legendary Pictures/Warner Brothers from teasing a bit of proof of concept at this past weekend's San Diego Comic-Con. Check out what was on display after the jump.