Ein lautes Brüllen, schwere Schritte, die die Erde erschüttern lassen: Roland Emmerich´s "Godzilla" (1996), eine nach französischen Atomversuchen zum Monster mutierte Echse, hält Einzug in New York - und hinterläßt eine Spur unvorstellbarer Verwüstung. Das Militär ist machtlos gegen die Urgewalt des übermächtigen Gegners: Selbst Raketen perlen an Godzilla ab wie Wassertropfen. Während die unverzagte Schlacht gegen die todbringende Kreatur immer wütender entbrennt, machen der Biologe Dr. Niko "Nick" Tatopoulos (Matthew Broderick) und der französische Geheimagent Philippe Roaché (Jean Reno, u.a. "Im Rausch der Tiefe" und "Léon - Der Profi") die furchterregende Entdeckung, daß Godzilla Manhattan nicht zufällig angesteuert hat. Hinter seiner Wut lauert, eine viel größere Gefahr. Eine Gefahr, die das Ende der Welt bedeutet, wenn nicht sofort gehandelt wird...
Roland Emmerich (u.a. "Independence Day") musste für seine Version der japanischen Monsterfilme derbe Kritiken von allen Seiten einstecken... RZ Online: "Emmerich und Devlin beweisen mit ihrem "Godzilla", daß sie das Publikum ebenso verachten wie jene fernöstliche Mythengestalt, die der ganzen Welt gehört."
Wie Heat Vision meldet, werkelt ein weiterer Autor am "Godzilla"-Remake... Max Borenstein has been tapped to write the planned remake of Godzilla.
Gareth Edwards, the director of the indie sci-fi movie Monsters, is attached to direct the creature feature centered on the giant city-destroying and monster-fighting lizard, which is in development at Legendary Pictures.
Legendary's Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing along with Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers. Warner Bros. will distribute per its deal with Legendary.
David Goyer (The Dark Knight) previously worked on the script. [...]
Wie Heat Vision meldet, hat der kommende US-"Godzilla" einen UK-Regisseur gefunden... [...] Gareth Edwards, the British filmmaker who wrote and directed indie sci-fi movie Monsters, is closing a deal to develop and direct the creature feature for Legendary Pictures, the company that co-produced blockbusters such as Inception and The Dark Knight.
Warner Bros. will co-produce, co-finance and distribute per its deal with Legendary. Legendary's Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing along with Dan Lin, Roy Lee, and Brian Rogers.
Legendary picked up the rights to the giant lizard from Japan’s Toho Co. in March 2010. It was around that time that Edwards’ Monsters made its premiere at SXSW (where WME quickly signed him for representation) before moving on to the Toronto International Film Festival and a U.S. release by Magnet Releasing in October.
The movie, famously made for a budget in the low six figures, took a different tact in its handling of the alien invasion genre. It centered on two characters traveling through a Mexico that is now a quarantine zone due to an alien-monster infestation. The flick slyly showed only parts of the aliens during the course of the movie, with tentacles attacking cars and people during the night, for example, but the gripping climax featured two giants slithering around an abandoned gas station.
The movie got Hollywood ga-ga over the filmmaker, who always intended Monsters to act as a showpiece to attract bigger work, and Legendary execs were no exception. They sought him out, thinking he could be the right man to take their monster into the 21st century.
Edwards will now work with a new yet-to-hired writer on the script. (David Callaham was the original writer.) [...]
Zennie62 sprach kürzlich mit dem Produzenten Brian Rogers über das "Godzilla" Remake...
Bloody-Disgusting meldet... [...] Legendary Pictures is looking to do another major movie with the iconic horror monster (they are in early discussions), although there are NO details at this point other than this should be a reboot. In 1998, TriStar Pictures produced a remake set in New York City, directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Matthew Broderick. In recent interviews for 2012 Emmerich has said that he's not interested in sequels [...]
Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt Pro7 Roland Emmerich's "Godzilla"...
Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt Pro7 Roland Emmerich's "Godzilla"... Die Wiederholung läuft um 2.35 Uhr...
Bei IGN FilmForce gibt es ein Interview mit Dean Devlin...
[...] when we made Godzilla, we broke ground effects-wise. We did things that had never been done before - and some things that still haven't been duplicated. Yet, when people talk about great effects in movies, no one ever talks about Godzilla... and believe me, it's not the quality of the effects - it's really because you aren't involved, so the effects didn't have the impact on you. That ending sequence in Godzilla when he's walking on the bridge - that's a completely digitally created bridge, digital brick, digital creature, the wires are digital, digital planes - it was an amazing breakthrough and no one had ever done anything like that before - yet people don't really talk about it. The bottom line is that we had not earned the love of that character at that moment. Had we... Had I - I'll take full responsibility - had I done a better job in writing the script, I think we'd still be talking about Godzilla today. [...]
[13.06.2002] Cinescape sprach mit Devlin (u.a. "Eight Legged Freaks")...
[...] "The worst part of GODZILLA was the script, and I take the responsibility for it because I wrote the script with Roland [Emmerich]... It was the first time we ever developed a script at a studio. I am not saying the studio ruined it in development, but I think that the atmosphere of us trying to please them and us trying to deliver what we thought they wanted rather than going off to make the movie we wanted really hurt the script. I am still very proud of the production, what Roland did as a director and even the special effects, which we’ve taken a lot of heat for, but we broke ground and did stuff that had never been done before with the FX."
Godzilla - 50th Anniversary Monster Box Inkl. Figur Regionalcode 2 DVD Erscheinungstermin: 28. November 2005
Enthält: "Godzilla" - Das japanische Original; "Godzilla" - Die deutsche kinofassung;
"Godzilla" - Die US-Kinofassung; "Godzilla Final Wars", "Godzilla Final Wars" Bonus-DVD und eine Godzilla Action Figur...