Monday, September 20, 2010

Godzilla 2012: Brian Rogers On Legendary Pictures Film Plans

Brian Rogers answers questions on "Godzilla 2012 3D"!

Godzilla to be CGI ....... and will fight another monster!

Praise God!


  1. i love the idea of other monster(s) in the movie... but excuse me for being skeptical of a CGI Godzilla...

  2. First, have to pat myself (and a lot of others) on the back for making the no-brainer intuitive leap that Banno's proposed IMAX film was the spark that lit this fire at Legendary in the first place. A lot of "experts" dismissed such talk by proclaiming the IMAX film dead and buried, but the fact is that this current movie got started because Banno and company hadn't given up on their vision. Whether the plots of the respective projects bear any resemblance to one another is, of ocurse, another matter.

    Second, YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Stoked beyond words at the emergence of some actual news, from the mouth of the guy driving the ship. The confirmation of one or more enemy monsters is great news, indeed.

    Third, let's hope the 3D haters out there who are also Godzilla fans grasp the significance of what Rogers said here. Without this current 3D craze, this Legendary Godzilla would likely never have happened.

    Finally, no point in getting into the CG debate yet again. We've seen in recent films that CG characters can be realized beautifully and seamlessly integrated into live-action sequences. But the only way your going to convince skeptical Godzilla fans is to do it with Godzilla. As a longtime fan, I love rubber suits. But frankly, I'm eager to see Legendary put our fears about the transition to full CG to rest once and for all.



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.