MONSTERS Director Gareth Edwards Breaks Silence Regarding the GODZILLA Reboot
Published: February 2, 2011 - 7:09pm
Edwards has spoken for the first time about the importance of getting his vision correct for the upcoming Godzilla film; especially in the wake of the last, unpopular movie.
The British filmmaker is seeing a lot of critical success for his independent film Monsters, which is about a post apocalyptic world overrun by gigantic aliens. Although that film was more about the people than it's massive squid-like creatures, Edwards has shown he can effectively create a world inhabited by monstrous beasts. When speaking on Godzilla, Edwards is very aware of the responsibilities placed upon him.
“I guess I will say I’m highly aware – and everyone involved is incredibly aware – of everyone’s opinions on what this film has to do and what it has to be. And no one will do anything but the right thing. Without addressing anything specific, everyone knows how important is to get it right," he said.
The director went on to say he's a "big fan" of the original franchise and grew up with watching the dubbed versions of classic Godzilla films.
"You have to give a s*** about what’s happening and why," said Edwards on bringing a reboot to the big screen.
According to one of the film's producers, Brian Roger, the Godzilla concept will remain along the lines of the "classic" mythos, with minor tweaking and nudging to get it to a loftier place. Also, the current plans are for Godzilla to fight one, or more, monster opponents in the film. Warner Bros, who will distribute the movie, has yet to set a theatrical release date for it.