Well there’s not much to report on this story as of yet, but according to a hot tip from Bloody Disgusting, it looks like there is a new Godzilla movie in the works — a new big budget Hollywood version, that is. Apparently the folks at Legendary Pictures are in talks to pick up the rights, the production company behind such recent films as The Dark Knight, Watchmen, 300 and Where the Wild Things Are. Oh, plus Roland Emmerich’s 10,000 B.C.… let’s just hope he’s not going to be allowed anywhere near it.
The last official Godzilla movie in Japan, as far as I know, was Ryuhei Kitamura’s Godzilla: Final Wars. The film series had supposedly been put on hiatus after that, although it was rumoured that Toho may bring back the giant monster for his 60th anniversary in 2014. Either way, like everything else these days this project is being described as a “reboot”, so I think it’s safe to assume it will not be a sequel to Roland Emmerich’s widely panned 1998 film. Would you like to see a new big budget Godzilla flick? Who do you think should direct it?