In the biggest movie news for me personally since Tron Legacy got greenlit, Variety has announced that Legendary Pictures is a go for a new U.S. version of Godzilla to rise from the ocean depths in 2012. (See, all that Mayan stuff was really just a prediction of Godzilla returning. Nice how that works out.) This time, they’re going do it right. Forget that thing in 1998 (okay, forgotten), as Tom Tull, CEO of Legendary, says:
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.In other words, screw you 1998 version. This is going to be the Godzilla that people really want to see. No tiny egg-laying wimpy iguana with bad breath.
Yoshimitsu Banno, director of the weirdly wonderful Godzilla vs. Hedorah, is listed as one of the Executive Producers. Oh yeah, they’re working on our side this time. This time, we get to win.
As long as the Big-G beats the hell out of another monster, I’ll be happy.
A director will be announced shortly. But you can start partying now.