Everyone loves Godzilla. It’s just a fact of modern life, and I imagine we all want more Godzilla movies.
But after being burned so very badly by that one American reboot we won’t speak of, well, hope dimmed a long time ago. When Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures announced they were remaking Godzilla, there was only a smattering of enthusiasm across the Internet. We all remember how this played out before.
But today, THR’s Heat Vision broke some pretty awesome news: Gareth Edwards, director of Monsters, will be helming the new Godzilla for Legendary and Warner Bros. He’s in final talks, and in the process of hiring a cowriter for the script.
This is actually really inspiring news. Edwards’ Monsters was beautifully shot and the special effects were fantastic. The final shot was actually a little sad in the way that all good monster movies should be. I wasn’t a fan of the script or the characters, but hopefully a solid cowriter will iron those kinks out.
This new century needs a new Godzilla. May this one honor the great lizard’s legacy and usher in my dream of a new Mothra movie.