This morning, I came across an article from Latino Review.com that speculates that Legendary Pictures merged a film project called Pacific Rim with their Godzilla project.
Their website claims:
Back in May Mike Fleming over at Deadline broke that Legendary Pictures picked up the sci fi pitch "Pacific Rim" from "Clash of the Titans" writer Travis Beacham. The deal was made based on Beacham's 25 page treatment.
"Pacific Rim" is pictured as a tentpole event film, set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.
Well guess what?
We know who those "malevolent creatures" are because the folks at Legendary want to make "Pacific Rim" the basis for the "GODZILLA" REBOOT!
Apparently, according to sources, the current "Godzilla" draft they did get was not good and they wanted a writer/director to do a lot of work on it. Merging “Pacific Rim” with the Godzilla reboot solves that problem. That’s one of the options on the table.
We have also exclusively learned that Legendary just offered “Pacific Rim” to Guillermo Del Toro!
Now at press time, it's just an offer, doesn't mean that Guillermo will take it. With Guillermo doing "Mountains of Madness," I don't know if he will be able to fit Godzilla into the pipeline for Legendary's anticipated release date of 2012.
Sounds a little far-fetched to me. Also, Beacham's Clash of The Titans remake was received with mixed reviews. Some said it was better than the original, while others did not like it at all. How would he approach Godzilla if given the assignment?
To read the full article, go here.
UPDATE: HitFix.com has posted an article on the rumor(s) by Drew McWeeny (these are the main points):
Speaking with agency sources close to the process today, HitFix has been able to further clarify the situation regarding "Pacific Rim," an original screenplay by Travis Beacham, and "Godzilla," currently being scripted by Dave Callaham.
Contrary to the report yesterday, there are no conversations underway regarding the merging of these two projects.
Dave Callaham is in the middle of his process right now, and his work has Legendary happy enough that they're talking to directors and eyeballing a release date. He's still on the film, and suggestions that they're dumping him or taking the script away simply aren't fair or accurate.
"I am not involved in 'Godzilla' at all," Guillermo replied once I'd explained the rumor to him. "I haven't read it or plan to read it. Nor have I been approached to direct it."
To read the full HitFix article, go here.