Gareth Edwards Lands The Big One (Godzilla)
Aspiring film directors take note: if you thought that only nepotism will let you climb your way through Hollywood, then here is proof that occasionally, hard work, a unique vision, and the ability to make good use of a low budget will earn you your dreams. News arrives from Variety that Monsters director Gareth Edwards has scored the job of bringing Godzilla back to the big screen.
From the man who has only one directorial credit to his name – 2010’s surprisingly small budget sci-fi Monsters – this is quite an impressive jump.
While Warners and production partners Legendary Pictures have proudly announced a deal with Japan’s Toho studios to make a new version of the city destroying reptile, production plans are yet to see principle photography.
The infamous beast, originally thought up in Japan, and thought to be a manifestation of collective paranoia in the wake of US invasions during the war, the monster we all know has ripped up cities in a range of English and non English productions.
Warner are said to have had designs on taking inspiration from Christopher Nolan’s reboot of Batman, so hiring a clearly talented British director could be a wise move. One might assume that Edwards is selling out. Let’s just hope he brings something truly fresh to this already familiar film creature.