Godzilla Back On Our Screens In 2012
Just when you were beginning to lose faith in Hollywood’s capacity for new ideas, this comes along and… well… makes us lose a bit more.
It’s been reported that Legendary Pictures – the company behind The Dark Knight and 300 -will be creating a new Godzilla flick, having reached a deal with rights owners Toho. The last time the scaly beast raised its infamous head was in 1998, in a fairly horrendous film by Roland Emmerich. However, it could be that the guys behind The Dark Knight have a bit more to offer. They’re certainly no strangers to creepy city shots and shadowy midnight battles. Legendary Chairman Thomas Tull is at least very positive about the project, stating
“Godzilla is one of the world’s most powerful pop culture icons, and we at Legendary are thrilled to be able to create a modern epic based on this long-loved Toho franchise, Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop-culturally relevant for as long as it has.”
For now, we’re still not totally convinced, but we’re very willing to be wrong.