The “Transformers” series proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that movie audiences love nothing more than watching big, explosive, city-destroying science fiction action flicks. Luckily for fans of such material (ie. seemingly everyone on the planet), production is moving ahead on both a “Godzilla” reboot and the much-joked about adaptation of the classic arcade game “Asteroids,” as both films now have screenwriters attached.
First up is “Godzilla,” which is being rebooted by Legendary, and was rumored this past summer to be written by David Goyer. According to Heat Vision, however the writer behind this new version of everyone’s favorite kaiju will be Max Borenstein. Though he’s largely unknown to audiences, he’s already a known quantity at Legendary, where he rewrote “The Seventh Son” and is working on “Jimi,” a Jimi Hendrix biopic. The flick will be directed by Gareth Edwards, best known for the low-budget 2010 British alien flick “Monsters.”
Elsewhere, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura still seems intent on irritating the internet, daring them to accuse him of self-parody by forging ahead with a movie based on the distinctly plot-less 1970s Atari arcade game “Asteroids.” Responsible for taking the game you resignedly used to play waiting for a table at Pizza Hut and turning it into an actual story will be Evan Spiliotopoulos, who previously wrote “Snow White and the Huntsman” – that’s the Snow White movie with Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Ian McShane in it for those keeping track. While Roland Emmerich was reportedly offered the director’s chair on the project, Heat Vision claims that it is, as of now, unoccupied.