Gareth Edwards Will Direct GODZILLA
Legendary Pictures picked up the rights to GODZILLA from the Toho Co. in March of 2010, and has signed on Gareth Edwards to direct the giant lizard feature.
Edwards is known for writing and directing the sci-fi film Monsters, which won him three British Independent Film awards (best director, best achievement in production, and best technical achievement) – and all of this was done on a low 6 figure budget.
Using only slight glimpses of the aliens in Monsters, Edwards managed to use his low budget film to his advantage, and Hollywood execs have been crazy about him ever since. Enter Legendary pictures, the company that has produced hits like Inception and The Dark Knight.
They sought out Edwards after seeing Monsters premiere at SXSW, and thought that he’d be the best fit to bring the giant lizard Godzilla into their film vault. A new writer is being hired for the script (the original was written by David Callaham), and Edwards will work with them to pad out the story.
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