Warner Bros. is slowly starting to build up their summer of 2014. While the movies were going to be dominated by franchises like X-Men, Captain America, Spider-Man and other, Warner Bros. dropped their stamp by releasing the third installment of The Hobbit trilogy in July of that year.
The God of all Monsters will make his reboot debut on May 16th, 2014 under the jointed banner of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. The announcement was made official yesterday in a press release of the film.
We knew the film was coming soon, given that they showed a teaser trailer at this year’s Comic-Con which had people rolling and we knew the release would be soon. Gareth Edwards has been working on the film for a while now but many of us wondered if it would ever see the light of day.
Edwards has promised that he is going to take Godzilla back to his roots and is being done in conjunction with Toho Co. that was responsible for giving us the lovable monster to begin with. Oh, and yes, they fill will be shown in 3D.
Here is the press release:
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have slated their take on the classic Godzilla franchise to kick off the Summer moviegoing season on May 16, 2014. The joint announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, and by Legendary Pictures.
Toho Co., Ltd.’s Godzilla franchise contains one of the most widely recognized movie monsters worldwide, including more than 25 films, multiple television programs, video games and book series. Legendary, which has been developing the project, and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner. The project will fall under Legendary’s overall agreement with Warner Bros.
The film is directed by Gareth Edwards, who earned worldwide acclaim for his feature directorial debut, “Monsters.” Edwards directs from a screenplay by David Callaham (“The Expendables” films), David S. Goyer (the “Dark Knight” trilogy) and Max Borenstein (upcoming “The Seventh Son”). 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.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. The tent pole film is expected to be presented in 3D.