Sunday, April 4, 2010

Godzilla 2012 In The News 04/04/10 - Happy Easter!

Written By: Ken Hulsey


It looks like Godzilla has found his Easter egg, and I hope you all found all of yours.

Unfortunately for Godzilla, his Easter present will end up containing Mothra's twin offspring, who will torture him with a game of cat-and-mouse before encasing him in a cocoon.

Not a very fitting holiday for the 'King of Monsters', but hey, it beats spending time with the in-laws.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find very much Godzilla related news behind the lawn furniture, or under the bushes, so read these few stories, then spend some time with the kids. They need attention.....and they're hopped up on sugar.

Godzilla Haiku

Last week we reported that Legendary and Warner Brothers had teamed up to bring another US version of Godzilla to our screens in 2012.

I thought this Godzilla news would be a great opportunity to highlight a really cool site called Godzilla Haiku which is created by someone who calls himself SamuraiFrog.

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Okay, so go put on Mothra vs Godzilla (Godzilla vs The Thing) for the kids, and then try and find all the eggs that they couldn't before they go bad and stink up the neighborhood.


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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.