“Godzilla” is hitting theaters on May 16, 2014, and it’s going to be doing so in 3D.
Warner Bros. announced the big news today, and it turns out another reboot already occupies that release day spot: Jonathan Liebesman’s “Ninja Turtles.” We’ll be interested to see how these two properties duke it out in theaters, but we doubt Godzilla’s going to be interested in sharing a slice of pizza with the Turtles instead of destroying New York City.
We don’t know much about “Godzilla,” but the little we do know says that Legendary Pictures’ take on the character will be grittier and more realistic. It won’t quite be a perfect remake of the original, but the plan is to take “Godzilla” back to its roots.
A teaser for “Godzilla” was released at Comic-Con, and our friends over at /Film said the following of it:
“The teaser (which was shown twice) is fairly brief, with the camera slowly moving through an utterly devastated urban landscape. There’s even a building that looks like a monster walked right through it, and we see the suggestion of a six-armed beast lying dead in rubble. Then the money shot: Godzilla, seen from behind, turning his head to the camera in profile before emitting the monster’s signature screech.”
Playing over the short trailer were quotes Manhattan Project participant J. Robert Oppenheimer said about the atomic bomb, which leads us to believe that this project will be influenced by the theme of atomic energy. That’s very similar to the route the original “Godzilla” went as well.
Gareth Edwards will direct “Godzilla”. David Callaham, David S. Goyer and Max Borenstein penned the script and original Japanese creator Toho Studios is overseeing the project.