By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
Didn't we try this already? Warner Bros, who has gone a bit remake crazy of late, has decided to team with Legendary Pictures to create a new Godzilla movie.
Godzilla Remake Coming
Legendary has been working on the project for some time, with rumors beginning to circulate once the studio began pitching potential directors. The production house did have to hold off on any sort of official announcement until it closed the rights to the franchise with Japan's Toho Co.
Legendary said it's planning to announce a director shortly, and indicated that its Godzilla will pay respects to the original pic rather than follow up on Sony's 1998 Godzilla. In the 1954 original Godzilla, the fire-breathing monster, mutated due to atomic radiation exposure, wreaked devastation on Japan but then defended the nation in later films from attacks by other monsters.
"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."
The Godzilla franchise has seen more than two dozen films; so I guess another bad remake can't hurt.