The biggest mistake in the history of the Godzilla franchise is set to be rectified as Legendary Pictures and director Gareth Edwards are preparing to release a new Godzilla movie in 2014, hopefully succeeding where the preceding American-made Godzilla film miserably failed.
Godzilla deserves better than he got back in 1998—and early indicators suggest that that’s about to happen. In the words of Edwards, “We want to get it right.”
The road map for getting it wrong was set by Roland Emmerich, Matthew Broderick and Company in the previous American installment. Getting it right shouldn’t be too hard. Rule number one: Make Godzilla look like…Godzilla.
“This will definitely have a very different feel than the most recent U.S. film,” Edwards said. Phew…
When Godzilla is at his best, as he was at the very beginning of the franchise, he exudes a sinister elegance and a thoughtful malevolence—nuanced qualities that were sorely lacking in the Emmerich film. Godzilla may wreak havoc, but he requires subtlety.
Hopefully, Edwards knows the drill and does the big beast justice. If he can tap into the original Godzilla spirit with modern production values, then watch out—it’ll be one heck of a ride.
Stay tuned at Godzilla News for continual updates on the new Godzilla movie.