We're big fans of filmmaker Gareth Edwards, as he's been able to show what he can do with a creature feature. His latest project, a remake of Toho's iconic Godzilla, will finally show what it has up its scales in the form of a debut trailer.
Ever since we were tortured with the 1998 American remake of Godzilla (sorry Matthew Broderick), the King of All Monsters hasn't really been given a chance to flex his stuff. The giant radioactive lizard has been on hiatus for quite away, but that is going to change today thanks to director Gareth Edwards.
Edwards, who wrote, directed and did visual effects for his 2010 indie sci-film Monsters, aims for his version of one of the all-time great movie creatures to be close enough to Toho's first incarnation that it would cause moviegoers to think there is a man in a rubber suit. The first trailer for the updated version will be making its debut in just a few short hours, but as we embark on the eve of the atomic-powered mega-beast's 60th anniversary, the new movie harks back to the roots of the original in both look and theme.
Here's a synopsis of the film below:
"An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence."
Much like the first films in Godzilla's cinematic history, Edwards' tale is an origin story with a nuclear theme. There are plenty of hints online if you search for it, but we won't be spoiling anything for you here.
Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as a soldier, Elizabeth Olsen as his nurse wife and Bryan Cranston as a scientist who will all have to deal with the globe-stomping threat when it roars into theaters on May 16, 2014.