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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Godzilla 2014 vs. Amazing Spiderman 2: Who Will Win?

New Godzilla 2014 Movie Poster!

No, this isn't a crossover movie idea, though that's not half bad, and it's not a fan-made movie poster like the Captain America one. This is a battle of the trailers and speculation about which movie will be better or make more money. The trailers for Godzilla 2014 and The Amazing Spiderman 2 came out around the same time and the movies are released in the same month next year; Spiderman 2 coming out first on May 2nd, and then Godzilla on May 16th.

A lot of this talk comes from the guys over at the AMC Theaters movie talk show on youtube. Host John Campea and others wouldn't say which one would be better, but all agreed that Spiderman 2 would make more money mostly on the merits that it's a sequel of a successful franchise  with a hip, young cast, whereas Godzilla 2014 is more of an unknown and has to contend with bad memories of the previous American Godzilla film 10 years ago. They have a good point. Check it out:

Also, some in the industry analysed the two trailers and said that the Godzilla trailer was good for people who know Godzilla, but not so good for people who don't.

Personally, I think Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have overcome two main problems in promoting their film;

1. They need to make Godzilla appeal to wider general audience, not just Godzilla or monster fans. Besides the obvious superior special effects, they need to play up the human drama and that this is a very character driven story. This movie takes the high road. It's a disaster film that focuses on how the events affect the world and peoples lives in a believable way. It's not just a monster action movie like Pacific Rim. Also, they need to show off their, albeit slightly more mature, stellar cast. This film's got some heavy hitters; Arron Taylor-Johnson(Kick-Ass), Bryan Cranston(Breaking Bad), and Elizabeth Olsen(Martha Marcy May Marlene). It also has international stars Ken Watanabe(Last Samurai, Batman Begins) and French actress Juliette Binoche. David Strathairn also co-stars. His name is not as well known, but his face and voice are. We hear him giving the motivational speech to the Halo jump team at the beginning of the trailer. At this point, Legendary shouldn't play up their director, Gareth Edwards. We know he's a great film maker; he cares about telling a compelling story and uses special effects effectively, but he's an unknown and this is his first major Hollywood picture. Save the director bios until after the movie is released.

2. They need to distance themselves from the Ronald Emmerich Godzilla film. That film was a general disappointment with fans because the design and character of Godzilla was so altered. It was a giant, mutated iguana that spent the whole film running and hiding from the military. Gone were Godzilla's trademark aggressiveness, atomic breath, and invulnerability. Legendary needs to make it clear that this is a reboot, not a sequel and has no connection to the previous film whatsoever. This is precisely why they are giving us glimpses of the monster. Also, I think in future trailer, we'll see Godzilla use his atomic breath. They want to make it clear to us this is the Godzilla we know and love.

However, I think Godzilla has something in it's favor that will help it to be a critical and financial success; it's different and something we haven't seen before.
I know superhero movies are a hot commodity in Hollywood now and more are on the way. I love them too, but they've been around for a while. Now, when I see a new superhero movie, even if it's good, I often feel, "Been there, done that".The more I see, the more I feel I'm watching the same movie over and over, they just rotate the characters. I think many people might feel the same way. But Godzilla is something very different. It's not just a fast-paced action film with superheros diving through the sky and lots of energy beams flying everywhere. It has a slower pace, a darker feel, building suspense and our interest. I think that's why many people will choose to see Godzilla. This and the fact it will be a superior movie will make it a huge hit, potentially bigger than Spiderman

Great Godzilla 2014 Pencil Sketch

Here's another great fan art pencil sketch. Really awesome. It really captures the essence of Godzilla, massive, powerful, unstoppable. It reminds me of the "Bulldog" Godzilla sketch, but with a smaller chest and lower center of gravity.

Amazing Godzilla 2014 Fan Art Sculpture from Japan

This incredible godzilla 2014 fan art sculpture was made by big kaiju fan Chan Takahashi in Japan and posted on his Facebook page. This is actually his second sculpture, go here to see the first one. It took him several weeks to complete, posting his progress on line. He finished it just in time for the new Godzilla 2014 trailer. I think director Gareth Edwards would be impressed. They should get this guy on the payroll designing more monsters. The first photo was photoshoped with the trailer backdrop by fellow fan, Jo Lavoie. Awesome work guys!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Godzilla 2014 Toy Prototype

Here are pictures of what is unmistakably a toy model of the new Godzilla 2014 design in pieces. These pictures come from, via a report from Universe G. The head piece looks just like the head from the Brazilian teaser poster. However it was reported that this is an obsolete toy prototype and perhaps so was the image from the poster. There was also speculation that the photo in the background was of MUTO monster pats. Later, this was recanted as belonging to parts from an unrelated toy. The whole thing could have been fan made, but it's pretty cool. We do know that pre-sale toys will be available in March 2014, 2 months prior to the release of Godzilla on May 16.




Hacked M.U.T.O. Site Video

Here's a cool M.U.T.O. viral site video courtesy of Universe G. There isn't much to go on. The audio goes in and out. It just teases you, but the person talking describes: a caterpillar like creature with at least 4 legs. Scientists are "confused". Watch for yourself. Thanks to Damian Bravo

Godzilla 2014 vs. Captain America Poster

Here's a crossover I don't think we'll ever see, but it's a fun idea.  But, Godzilla did fight the Avengers in the comics in the  70's, maybe it could happen.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Godzilla 2014 Movie Poster!

Here it is.

Godzilla 2014 Official Trailer Online!!!!

More M.U.T.O. Viral Site Photos

The mystery mounts!

New M.U.T.O. Site Photos and Videos!

As reported on Cosmic Book News, here are some new photos and videos from the M.U.T.O. viral site.



Godzilla from Legendary Pictures and director Gareth Edwards, stomps into theaters May 16, 2014. Stars Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, and Julliette Binoche.

"An epic rebirth of Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures pit's the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence"

Monday, December 9, 2013

Godzilla 2014 Trailer Image!!


This is through Aaron-Taylor Johnson's goggles as he free falls in the halo jump in the trailer.

And two more enhanced versions!Thanks to Jo Lavoie on Godzilla 2014 Facebook page

More soon...

M.U.T.O. Viral Site Tricks and Videos

Earlier today, the new M.U.T.O. viral website was launched by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures tantalizing us with confusing clues and cryptic messages. It's similar to the viral site they made for Pacific Rim.

The site looks like you are accessing classified military information. Then a video comes on and plays. You  can briefly see soldiers in a military compound near a huge radiation door. Later, there is a M.U.T.O. Console where you can type in keywords and get different responses. For example, if you type in the name "Godzilla" or any other Toho Kaiju, it says;

Or, if you type, "Serizawa", the Dr. from the original Gojira and also the hidden message from the Godzilla Encounter site, it says Welcome back Dr. Serizawa and says recovery mode has backed up your draft in progress. Also, if you type actor Ken Watanabe, it asks you, "Did you mean Serizawa?" Watanabe seems to be playing the Dr. by that name. Is Serizawa working for M.U.T.O.? The site is fun for a while, but gets frustrating. I'm sure it will be changing and updating regularly from now and after the trailer. Stay tuned and check out the videos below.

Stay tuned in here for the new trailer and developments.

New Godzilla 2014 Viral M.U.T.O. Site Revealed!

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have done nothing officially to promote the new Godzilla film since The Godzilla Encounters viral site before the San Diego Comic-Con in July. This has left fans parched in a drought of information and burned by the mirage of unreliable rumors.

Well, when it rains, it pours. Today it was not only reported that the new Godzilla 2014 trailer would be released online at exactly 10 a.m.(Pacific Time)Tuesday Dec 10th, well before the expected theatrical release with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Dec. 13, but there was a new viral site launched,

The new viral site is somewhat reminiscent of the site they launched prior to Pacific Rim. We did lean something immediately, though. Months ago we learned through pre order toys, that Godzillas new monster foes are called Mutos. Some speculated this was a word meaning Change or short for Mutation. We know know this is the acronym for some secret organization. I'm guessing the "M" stands for Millitary, and the "O" stands for Organization or Operation. I don't know what the others are.

At the same time, other sites showed some cryptic images. The first ones are from a Chinese News site. They posted two images of Chongqing sinkhole from the Chinese district of the same name. The hole is also known as the Xiaozhai Tiankeng, or heavenly pit. It's the largest and deepest sinkhole in the world, reaching depths of 662 meters. The pictures show millitary helicopters and some sort of Avatar-like mobile facility  on the edge of the crater.

The nest is a photo from Total Film of the famous "Door to Hell" natural gas pit in middle-eastern country of Turkmenistan. In 1971, Soviet gas workers set it on fire believeing the gas would burn off in a few days, and it hasn't stopped since. In the photo, the pit seems to have been locked down by M.U.T.O. Why is M.U.T.O. interested in these pits? Did monsters emerge from them or did thy use something from the pits to make a monster?

More details to come.

Godzilla 2014 Trailer Online 10:00 a.m.Tuesday Dec. 10th!

New Official Godzilla 2014 Teaser Poster!

I reported yesterday that we expect the Godzilla 2014 trailer to be released online Dec. 10th, 3 days earlier then it's theatrical showing with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Well today we have a report from Coming telling us the exact time. According to the report, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures will reveal the new trailer online at 10:00 a.m. Pacific/ 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. I'm not sure the source, but I'm going with it. Coming Soon is pretty reliable. Just one more day and you can see it here of course.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Godzilla 2014 Trailer to be Released Dec.10th!

It was reported today on Godzilla Fans Universe G that the Godzilla 2014 trailer may be released online on Dec. 10, 3 days earlier than expected, attached to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug which opens worldwide on Friday Dec. 13. The news was tweeted by @movie_maniac_ on twitter. It's unknown how reliable this info is, but we may see the trailer in just a couple of days. Here's a pic of the tweet and stay tuned on this fansite for the new trailer.

Godzilla Kills the Entire Kaiju Universe

In order to celebrate the coming trailer, and to leave no doubt about his claim to the throne, here's an awesome fan art piece by master illustrator Larry Quach a.k.a. NoBackstretboys on DeviantArt entitled, "King of the Monsters". You can see the carcasses of his fallen enemies. Hey, if Deadpool can do it, why not Godzilla? The trailer's just days away. I can't wait!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Godzilla vs. The Smaug Monster(The Hobbit 2)

After what seems like an eternity of waiting and a few disappointing rumors, it looks like fans will finally get to see the official Godzilla 2014 trailer. It's been confirmed that the new trailer will be attached to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, opening worldwide on Friday Dec 13. It seems Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have chosen to reveal the world's most famous atomic fire-breathing, monster with a movie about another famous fire breathing reptile. This makes good sense. The Hobbit 2 is expected to be a huge success, much bigger than the first Hobbit movie and the main reason is that we finally get to see the monster, the gold hording Smaug. Also, Tolkien's antagonist dragon's name just happens to bear a striking resemblance to one of Godzilla's most famous adversaries. People going into theaters wanting to see Smaug up close and personal will definitely be interested in getting a peek at the updated King of the Monsters.
Smaug decal on the side of an Air New Zealand airplane

It stands to reason when audiences see these two great behemoths on the screen in the same sitting, that all kinds of comparisons will be drawn and there will be a plethora of fan interpretations coming out on DeviantArt, and you'll be sure that yours truly will bring them all to you.

But who would win in a fight between Godzilla and Smaug? Well I think it all depends on size. Legendary Pictures' Godzilla is estimated to be 120-150 meters(394-492 ft.) tall. And may very well be the biggest movie monster of all time. But how big is Smaug? Well, DEMOSTHENES over at The One attempted to answer that very question in an in-depth analysis based on size comparisons between Smaug and Bilbo from the Hobbit trailer. This guy really did his homework  He estimated Smaug is over 60 meters(197ft.) long from nose to tail, with a wingspan of between 75-100 meters(246-328ft.). That's a big dragon.

Smaug's advantages are his ability to fly, breathe fire, and his intelligence, he can speak and is quite arrogant. However all these things combined wouldn't do much against Godzilla's raw power. The king of the monsters would be much more massive and I'm sorry, but regular dragon fire would be no match against Godzilla's atomic breath, a super-charged radioactive plasma beam. Not to mention Godzilla's virtual invulnerability. Godzilla would win hands down, but I'd pay to see that fight. I'd like to hear Smaug's clever quips before and during the fight.

However, if this Smaug went up against the old Showa era Godzilla(50 meters/164 ft.) or the newer Millennium Godzilla(55 meters/180 ft.), it might be a whole different story. What do you think? Leave your comments below or in the the forum and stay tuned for the new trailer when it comes out next week.

Godzilla 2014 Leaked Teaser Trailer now back in HD

Thanks to a article by Dread Central, we know have the 1st leaked Godzilla 2014 teaser trailer back online in HD. This one isn't from Youtube, but rival Metacafe. This is much higher quality than the trailer I posted before. Of course, it's only a week until the official trailer is released with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, bu let's enjoy it until then.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Godzilla 2014 Trailer Confirmation and Details

After being disappointed twice, first on Nov. 3rd, Godzilla Day, and then for Thor 2, we can now say with 100% confidence that the Godzilla 2014 Trailer will be released next week, attached to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. And not only that, but we have a few tasty morels of leaked info on the trailer.

First, as reported over at the great new site, Godzilla Fans Universe G, the Alberta Films Rating Organization officially listed the Godzilla 2014 trailer on it's website. The trailer, distributed by Warner Bros. has a running time of 2 minutes, 12 seconds and is rated PG according to the Canadian system.

Secondly, Damian Bravo, editor of Godzilla Fans Universe G released a video with news that a theater worker claims to have seen new Godzilla trailer on a message posted on IMDB(Internet Movie Database). Click the link above to read the full message This is spoiler information and keep in mind, it is unconfirmed. Basically, he describes the trailer as very similar to the 2nd leaked Godzilla trailer that starts with star Arron Taylor-Johnson as part of a special forces team making a halo jump from an airplane into a cloud covered city. What's new are scenes of Godzilla seen from above by the parachuters and Godzilla attacking and stepping on a train. Perhaps the same train from the 1st leaked Godzilla trailer. This information is all very questionable, but we'll find out for certain next weekend with The Hobbit 2. I can't wait. Watch the video for yourself.

Hitler Complains About Godzilla 2014 Marketing

Here's a hilarious video about Hitler complaining how partner Warner Bros. is promoting Legendary Pictures Godzilla reboot. It pretty much sums up fans frustration, including my own about the marketing strategy or lack there of on Warner Bros. part. Many fans, myself included had believed rumors there would be a trailer released online on Nov. 3rd, Godzilla Day and the 59th anniversary of the release of the original Gojira. That didn't happen. Then there were rumors that the trailer would be released with Thor 2: The Dark World. That didn't happen either. It was reported that Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures(especially CEO Thomas Tull) had a falling out and are parting company. This may be one of the last big pictures the studios collaborate on. I'm just speculating, but I wonder if Legendary, or Gareth Edwards himself was responsible for the two leaked trailers that appeared online earlier this year: Leaked Trailer #1, Leaked Trailer #2. Personally, I believe they lost valuable hype building opportunities.

However, it is confirmed that the Official Godzilla 2014 trailer WILL be released with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Friday Dec. 13(about one week from now). Anyway, until then enjoy Hitler's rant.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Incredible Godzilla 2014 Picture

Here's a great picture by Tom Cade on Facebook combining a shot from the leaked teaser trailer with the official title image. So cool!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Godzilla Encounter Window Fan Art

Here's another great fan art from Kaijukid on DeviantArt. He's the same artist who did the "Scram Kid, you bother me" picture with little Zilla, and also the amazing, "Legacy of Big G" that shows all of Godzilla's faces in chronological order including the Godzilla cartoon show and the American Zilla.

The picture below is entitled, "The Bystander" and is inspired by the Godzilla Encounter exhibt where Godzilla appears in front of an office building window. Take note of the "gills" on Godzilla's neck as depicted in the Brazilian movie poster and the new, "Light and Sound" book cover art. This is way cool, big thanks to Kaijukid and be sure to follow the link above and check out his other great work.

Man, I can't wait for this movie to come out already. The Official Godzilla trailer will be released on Dec. 13, attached to The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug. Godzilla decimates theaters worldwide May 16, 2014.

New Godzilla 2014 Book with Full Body Cover Art
Official Godzilla 2014 Design Revealed on Brazilian Poster
Godzilla 2014 Official Design Photos

Saturday, November 23, 2013

2nd Leaked Godzilla 2014 Trailer!!

The Star

After the first leaked Godzilla 2014 trailer from last year's SDCC, that can be watched anytime on this website, there was another leaked trailer found online. We know it's official because it shows previously unleaked footage of stars Arron-Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston. I can't show it here, but will provide a link at the end of this post. This comes from Ben Wagner on Facebook. Huge thanks to Ben.

Unfortunately, the video is very poor quality, filming a PC screen. It features a motivational speech by actor David Strathairn playing a military commander or perhaps mayor of San Fransisco. He's talking to a special military team about to take a "Halo Jump" from an airplane. He says:

"Frankly, none of us has ever faced a situation quite like this one before.

And I would not be asking any one of you to take this leap, if I did not have complete faith in your ability to succeed.

Your courage will never be more needed than it is today."

We see Arron-Taylor Johnson as one of the team jumping from the plane with red flares. We see them descend into a cityscape in turmoil, presumably under monster attack. We watch them fall through Johnson's eyes. Then the trailer changes at a montage of people running.

Later, Johnson is in a train car being ripped open by something and Elizabeth Olsen holding her son. Then Bryan Cranston in a Hazmat suit opening giant radioactive security doors. Later we see him looking in horror at something. There is an airport being destroyed, perhaps by the Muto monsters we've heard of from this year's SDCC trailer. We see Olsen running to find her son at a FEMA camp and Johnson, spliced with shots from the first leaked trailer. The last moments are the same as the first leaked trailer with Godzilla shrouded in smoke and dust, turning and roaring in profile.

Go here to watch Ben's 2nd Leaked Trailer on Facebook.

Go here to watch the 1st leaked trailer on this site.

The official trailer is expected to be released on Dec 13 with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Godzilla roars into theaters May 16, 2014.

Keep your eyes peeled to this site for more developments.

Chilling Godzilla 2014 Fan Art

This one gives me the creeps. It shows a very feral and hungry Godzilla in black and white stalking a refinery or power plant in the rain. It recalls Godzilla 2014 set pictures of a strange figure with a briefcase at a nuclear power plant.  Enjoy!

Godzilla vs. Smog Monster Sequel in the Works!

Godzilla: Final Wars(2004)
Some very interesting news recently came to light in an interview with Godzilla 2014 executive producer Yoshimitsu Banno about one of Godzilla's most enigmatic foes, The Smog Monster, a.k.a Hedorah, an alien, shape-changing monster that feeds off humanity's filth and pollution. Hedorah appeared in the 1971 film Godzilla vs. Hedorah and also a very brief cameo in the non-stop action Godzilla: Final Wars(2004).

Yoshimitsu Banno
Yoshimitsu Banno is a Toho executive producer and was also co-writer and director of Godzilla vs. Hedorah. The movie featured an infamous scene where Godzilla briefly flies by use of his trademark atomic breath as a kind of jet propulsion. The rather silly scene enraged Godzilla creator and producer Tomoyuki Tanaka who later banned Banno from ever doing another Godzilla film. However, times change and 40 years later, Banno was instrumental in bringing a Godzilla reboot project across the ocean to Hollywood, ultimately finding a home at Legendary Pictures.

There was an erroneous article on the internet that claimed that Godzilla's foe in the new reboot would be Hedorah. We now know that the monsters Godzilla will fight are insect like creatures called Mutos. The Mutos seem to change form during the course of the story similar to Hedorah and some have speculated that this was Banno's influence.

The recent interview comes from the great new kaiju website, Godzilla Fans Universe by Damian Bravo. Banno discusses his inspiration to be a film maker and in the course of their discussion, he revealed something I never knew about Hedorah. In the climactic battle scene, Godzilla ripped into the dying Smog Monster and pulls out organ like structures and finally, two large, white orbs that seem to be eggs and destroys them. Banno revealed that they weren't eggs at all, but actually Hedorah's eyes. Wow, That's even more gruesome!

Then he drops the real bomb. He said he is now developing a sequel to Godzilla vs. Hedorah.  He goes on to name a new, good monster "Midorah" which will fight against Hedorah. What does this mean? Is he referring to a possible sequel to Legendary's Godzilla reboot in 2014, or will this be the beginning of a new Japanese Godzilla series? Will we have two Godzilla franchises going on at the same time on both sides of the Pacific? Regardless, G fans will be pleased that we appear on the cusp of a new golden age of kaiju fantasy films. What's next? Will there be a revival of Gamera, too?

Follow the link above for the full article.

Godzilla 2014: The Hedorah Connection(Yoshimitsu Banno)


In 2010 Toho producer Yoshimitsu Banno from Japan along with American producer Brian Rodgers were shopping around Hollywood with a Godzilla reboot project. Banno had initially tried to develop a 3D Godzilla film for IMAX, but that deal fell through. They eventually came to Legendary Pictures and CEO Thomas Tull who picked it up, making both men executive producers. On May 16, 2014(4 years later), the world will witness the new vision of Godzilla from Legendary and director Gareth Edwards.

Godzilla 2014 Executive Producer
Yoshimitsu Banno
But who is Yoshimitsu Banno? Well, he just happens to be writer and director of one of the strangest and most memorable Godzilla movies of all time Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster(1971), a.k.a. Godzilla vs. Hedorah, and was once banned from ever doing another Godzilla film.

Hedorah: a Unique Vision

Hedorah stands out among the 28 Japanese Godzilla movies. Inspired by pollution on local beaches, Banno wanted to create a film with a dark theme of environmental awareness with his new shape-changing monster Hedorah. It has the most direct social message of any other Godzilla sequel. However, that's not the only thing that makes it unique.

In a stark departure of past Godzilla films where violence and the death of thousands in monster attacks is never directly shown, Hedorah graphically shows dead bodies and people being killed by the Smog Monster and creates a very grim tone.

Hedorah takes a very negative view of the young generation of the day. The movie opens with the young, beautiful Miki in body paint and a skintight suit, dancing on a nightcub table in front of her loser boyfriend Yukio. Whereas the deeply concerned, Dr. Yanno and young son Ken are trying to understand and find a solution to the problem, and Dr. Yanno is actually scarred in his attempts,  Yukio is portrayed as a completely irresponsible, thrill-seeking drug user. Constantly blaming the older generation for the pollution problem and Hedorah's arrival, he is always dragging Miki and young Ken into harm's way for kicks. The fatalistic youth in the movie just want to have a big, Woodstock-like orgy party before the end of the world. This is in sharp contrast to later films like Godzilla vs. Gigan, where the hippie youth are the comical, bumbling heroes of the story.

In the strangest scene of this or any other Godzilla film, we see the big music party on Mt. Fuji with teenagers dancing, when the camera cuts to show the silent, pale faces of  long dead Japanese farmers watching from the tall grass. The ghosts of the older generation watch scowling at the decadence and apathy of the Japanese youth.

But environmental message, death, an apathetic youth, or mysterious ghosts is not the thing that fans remember most from Hedorah and is not what got Banno in trouble. The most memorable scene is when Godzilla flies! Hedorah flees in its flying saucer form, then Godzilla turns around, spreads his arms and fires his radioactive breath which propels him backwards like a rocket and overtakes and actually falls on top of Hedorah. This undeniably silly scene enraged Godzilla creator and producer Tomoyuki Tanaka to the point that he forbid Banno from ever working on a Godzilla film again. Now, 42 years later, we see Banno as executive producer on a new American Godzilla film that may turn out to be the most successful of all time.

The Future

The new Godzilla reboot will feature monster opponents called Mutos which seem to evolve and change form over the course of the story. Did this take a cue from Hedorah, Is this Banno's legacy re-envisioned? It remains unclear, but the Mutos will have a very different origin and will be a metaphor for a very different threat, more along the lines of biotechnology. But that's not all Banno has in store. In a recent interview on G Fans Universe, Banno revealed he's currently working on a sequel to Godzilla vs. Hedorah and even named a new, good monster Midora who would help in the fight against Hedorah. Please follow the link to read the full interview. Is he talking about a sequel to Legendary's Godzilla in 2014, or is this the beginning of a new Japanese Godzilla series? Will we have two Godzilla franchises running on both sides of the Pacific? One thing is clear and I've stated long ago. Pacific Rim was just a pre-cursor. Legendary's Godzilla will usher in a new golden age of Kaiju fantasy films for a whole new generation.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Godzilla 2014 To Have Historical Origins in 1954

Recently Godzilla 2014 Cinematographer Seamus McGarvy(Avengers, Anna Karenina) was interviewed by Pushing Pixels. The website and interview are somewhat technical and not specifically about Godzilla, but more about cinematography in general. However, during the interview, McGarvey revealed that part of the new Godzilla 2014 reboot will take place in 1954, which is the year of the original Gojira film. From the beginning of the production, Gareth Edwards said they were mostly inspired and pulled heavily from the original Godzilla movie. A historical origin to Godzilla is necessary to connect the film to the original Toho character and McGarvey's comments confirm this. Here's an excerpt from the interview:

Kirill: Shooting on film had all the imperfections of the analog medium, from the lens distortion to all the mechanical parts to the grain of the film itself, while capturing on digital sensors is much more exact and, to a certain degree, lifelessly perfect. Do you see it as a certain magic that will be gone from the moviegoing experience?
Seamus: It is, and I did like those aberrations. We can still preserve this with lenses, for instance, that are now more vital as we put them in front of the sensor. On “Godzilla” I used the old C series anamorphic lenses, and for the section in 1954 I used really old vintage lenses from the early 1960s. They took the edge off of the very vivid, sharp sensors, and gave it a distant period feel. That’s exciting as glass is coming back in terms of lending difference to each project that we do. It’s nice to be able to interfere with image, to sort of mess it up a bit.
There’s a lot more that we do now in digital intermediate [DI]. That becomes a much more important part of my job because of the possibilities of the manipulation. Now I try to have my contract include that they keep me on to DI. You used to do it physically with film stock, pushing and pulling different processes, and now it’s done entirely digitally. In some ways you have a lot more control in the digital realm, and it’s not baked in either.
I still conceive of something of how I would do it on film, so I’m not just sitting in the DI trying this and that. I still have the same disciplined approach to imagining what the image might be. For example, for the 1950s section on “Godzilla” I knew that they look I wanted was a peeled look with muted colors and diffusion on the highlights, a sense of period distance. I found a lot of photographs and magazines, and I knew that I wanted the blacks to be imbued with a tint of magenta. I assembled a lot of references, and I was able to show it and do some tests in advance. We nailed the look when we established a lookup table which we applied every time we shot those section. It was the same pre-conception of what we were going to do on the day.
(I initially though Ken Watanabe would play a Dr. Serizawa like character in the past. If he does appear in the present, will he make the ultimate sacrifice to stop Godzilla like in the original film?)
McGarvey also said as a cinematographer, he's no fan of shooting or watching 3D and considers it more of a marketing gimmick that he hopes goes away soon.  Doing Avengers that way was a "complete pain in the ass". "Godzilla" was shoot in 2D, but will have a 3D version.
We know the official trailer will b released with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug around Dec. 13, next month. We'll see what plot details it reveals. 
Godzilla will decimate theaters on May 16, 2014

Godzilla 2014 Case Cover for Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

Recently, we're seeing the first trickle of the coming deluge of Godzilla 2014 related merchandise. Here's a cool item no G-fan would want to be without, A customized Godzilla case cover for your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone The product lists for $14.66:

  • Made of high quality TPU material and with the excellent customized printing image on the back.
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New Godzilla 2014 Book; "Godzilla: The Art of Destruction"

There is now another Godzilla 2014 book available for pre-order from Amazon about the making of the new Legendary Pictures movie. It's scheduled to be released at the same time as the movie, on May 16, 2014. Read the description below.

Published to coincide with the release of Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards, this visually stunning book presents an extraordinary new vision for the beloved character through a dynamic selection of concept illustrations, sketches, storyboards, and other pre-production materials. Godzilla: The Art of Destruction is the definitive book on one of the most anticipated films of 2014. Featuring interviews with the director and key crew and cast members, the book tells the complete story of the making of Godzilla from concept to final frames. Comprehensive and enthralling, Godzilla: The Art of Destruction is a book that no fan will want to be without.

Follow the link above to place your pre-order today.
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