Monday, April 5, 2010

Godzilla 2012 Facebook Group Passes The 'Magic 300'

Written By: Ken Hulsey

I just wanted to update everyone about the "Godzilla 2012 - Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros (Fan Group) on Facebook. I am happy to report that over the weekend the groups membership passed the 300 people mark.

Thanks to everyone who has joined so far!

Celebrity Sightings!

Of the 300 plus people who are now members, some of them are quite famous.

Let's see, our members include actress/model Suzi Lorraine and Bianca Barnett, "Godzilla 94" artist, Todd Tennant, classic "B" movie director, Ted V Mikels , plus independent film makers, Christopher R. Mihm and James Baack.

Plus some that I probably missed. Hey, you try and go through 300 names!

As I mentioned in prior posts, the message boards and wall posts are blowing up! People are posting pics and videos from Youtube, writing notes about their favorite Godzilla films, posting!

To be honest, the group has far exceeded my expectations! Keep it up you guys! I'm sure that Legendary Pictures will be taking notice.....if they already aren't?

See Also: Godzilla 2012 Facebook Group Update: Continued Success! / Godzilla 2012 Facebook Group Update: Immediate Success!

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Burbank, CA – March 29, 2010 – Legendary Pictures announced today that they will develop and produce a new film based on Toho Company’s famed GODZILLA character. Through the terms of the agreement, Legendary Pictures has acquired the rights to produce a movie inspired by Toho’s Godzilla, a franchise the Japanese company created and has nurtured for over fifty years.

Toho’s GODZILLA franchise boasts one of the most widely recognized film creatures worldwide, resulting in a series of books, television programs, video games and more than 25 films worldwide. Legendary intends to approach the film and its characters in the most authentic manner possible. The company will, in the near future, announce a filmmaker to helm the film for an intended 2012 release. The film will fall under the company’s co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros. Toho will distribute the film in Japan."

"Godzilla" is coming back -- this time, with Legendary Pictures taking the lead, co-producing and co-financing with Warner Bros. for release in 2012.

Legendary announced Monday it had obtained rights to the iconic monster character from Japan's Toho Co., which has overseen more than 25 "Godzilla" films. Toho will release the pic in Japan.

Legendary said it's planning to announce a director shortly.

In addition to Legendary, producers on the new film will be Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers. Yoshimitsu Banno, Kenji Okuhira and Doug Davison will exec produce.

"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," said Thomas Tull, Chairman and CEO of Legendary. "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."

Legendary noted the film will fall under its co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros. Legendary's productions with Warners have included "The Dark Knight," "300" and "The Hangover."

Speculation about a new "Godzilla" has been active since last summer. The Bloody Disgusting web site reported in August that the project was in development.