At San Diego Comic-Con this year, the roars of one of perhaps the most famous monster in all of cinematic history filled the corners of Hall H. Godzilla was given the first teaser footage from the upcoming relaunch of the hit creature and the crowd was certainly buzzing about the return of the titular stories-tall lizard. But while Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures debuted the first teaser, there were still many questions involved that seemed like the next rampage through Tokyo was some time off. Now, the studios have begun to lay those concrete plans in place as they have now set a release date for the next big adventure.
Godzilla will be hitting theaters on May 16th 2014, while it’s expected to be released and possibly shot in 3D. Production is scheduled to begin in Early 2013, while no casting has begun yet.
For more information, here is the full press release:
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have slated their take on the classic Godzilla franchise to kick off the Summer moviegoing season on May 16, 2014. The joint announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, and by Legendary Pictures.
Toho Co., Ltd.’s Godzilla franchise contains one of the most widely recognized movie monsters worldwide, including more than 25 films, multiple television programs, video games and book series. Legendary, which has been developing the project, and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner. The project will fall under Legendary’s overall agreement with Warner Bros.
The film is directed by Gareth Edwards, who earned worldwide acclaim for his feature directorial debut, “Monsters.” Edwards directs from a screenplay by David Callaham (“The Expendables” films), David S. Goyer (the “Dark Knight” trilogy) and Max Borenstein (upcoming “The Seventh Son”). Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce, along with Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher will serve as executive producers alongside Doug Davison, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. The tent pole film is expected to be presented in 3D.