Tuesday, September 14, 2010

GODZILLA 2012 Producer Brian Rogers To Speak At 3D ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: 3D Summit.com

To say that any news on Legendary Pictures upcoming 3D "Godzilla" film has been scarce is an incredible understatement. After the studio announced the film way back in March, and promised that news on a director was forthcoming, it went into total silence mode.

Since that time there have been a few rumors, one that Tim Burton was being courted as either a producer or director, a t-shirt at this years Comic Con, and that's about it.

Now, possibly, we may get some 'real' info about the film from producer Brian Rogers who will be speaking at this years 3D Entertainment Summit in Los Angeles. The event, which will be held at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City on September 15th and 16th, will feature a all the big names in the 3D entertainment field from video games to movies.

It is certain, that if Rogers is going to be in attendance, then he will undoubtedly be talking about "Godzilla 2012 3D", and for the first time since the film was announced we will be getting some real 'meat-and-potatoes' information to talk about ............. let's hope.

Here is Rogers info from the event's website:

Brian began producing 3-D projects in 1992. His latest project is the motion picture "Godzilla" for Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers Studios. He has an extensive background in visual effects driven, ground breaking, new technology projects and has worked in all 3-D formats including 65 mm; 35 mm and High Definition digital capture including producing the world’s first high definition digital 3-D production. He has worked for several Visual Effects houses including Digital Domain, Rhythm & Hues and R, Greenburg / Imaginary Forces.

Here is some more information about the event from their press release:

Unicomm, LLC and The Bob Dowling Group announced today that the 3D Entertainment Summit(TM), presented in association with Variety and featuring an all-star lineup of entertainment and business executives, has already more than doubled attendees and sponsors/exhibitors over last year's record event. The third annual Summit will be held September 15-16, 2010 at the Hilton Los Angeles in Universal City, CA.

"The 3D revolution across all entertainment mediums is driving unprecedented interest in this industry leading event and we are expecting a sold-out conference," said John Golicz, CEO of Unicomm, LLC. "Particularly exciting will be the record number of senior executives attending from the major Hollywood studios, TV broadcasting companies, consumer electronics manufacturers and national cinema chains."

Keynote Speakers at the Summit include Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG; writer/director M. Night Shyamalan (The Last Airbender; The Sixth Sense), Chris Cookson, President of Sony Pictures Technologies, John Rubey, President, AEG Network LIVE, Michael V. Lewis, Chairman/CEO RealD, David Bishop, President, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Vince Pace, CEO, PACE and Bryan Burns, VP, Strategic Business Planning and Development, ESPN.

In addition to keynote addresses and panels, the Summit will feature a state-of-the-art 3D Entertainment Lounge(TM) where attendees can experience a variety of interactive 3D Entertainment systems and see what they just heard about. The sold out exhibits area features leading edge entertainment companies showcasing everything from 3D display cell phones, the latest 3D TV's and video games to even a thirty foot Dome presentation system.

The highly interactive, discussion-driven environment of the Summit allows entertainment professionals the opportunity to gain practical insight into 3D technology, market considerations, adoption rates, creative and production strategies, and talent and licensing issues to gain a better sense of how 3D relates to their future.

Here is the address:

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Dr.
Universal City, CA 91608

To Register Online Click Here

Don't get your hopes up about attending this baby, unless you have a lot of spare cash lying around, tickets range from $845 to $1,145 per day.

Geez, and I thought the tickets to Star Trek conventions were high?


  1. Jeez, the ticket price! I was considering until I saw that. I'd rather just buy 845 worth of Godzilla toys.

  2. The fact that Rogers' bio from the official event website leads off with a mention of GODZILLA is very encouraging. Undoubtedly, this means he'll provide some sort of progress update on the film, even if few details are revealed. Indeed, just the mention of the project on the event's site confirms that it hasn't stalled in development, and seems to confirm that the movie will in fact be in 3D.



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.