Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Godzilla 2012 Facebook Group Update: Immediate Success!

Written By: Ken Hulsey

Yesterday, when I first decided to create the "Godzilla 2012 - Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros (Fan Group)" on Facebook, I didn't know what was going to happen, or what to expect.

For the first couple of hours, things weren't very encouraging. There were four members and no one seemed to be very interested in the group.

It was, roughly, about that time that I posted an article on my other site, Monster Island News, announcing the launch of the Facebook group, and this new website/blog.

After that things changed in a hurry, fans began joining the group in swarms and the posts started coming fast and furious.

In my MIN post, I urged fans who joined the group to make their voices heard and to post everything and anything they thought, or knew, about "Godzilla 2012".

Well, they must have taken my words to heart because the discussions started almost immediately, and continued well into the late-night hours.

At this point I am happy to announce the the Facebook group has 138 members, who started 5 board topics, 4 photos, 4 links, and dozens of wall posts.

The board topics include:

The Budget
Who will Direct?
The Cast
Suitmation or CGI
Movie Plot

To be honest, I think that all these topics were started by member, David Nunez, who was literally on a mission Tuesday to get things rolling. My personal thanks go out to him and his tireless efforts.

I want to thank everyone who joined the group, and are continuing to join up. So far we, together, have created one of Facebook's most popular, and fastest growing pages. Good Job Everyone!

See Also: Godzilla 2012 - Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros (Facebook Group)

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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.