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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Godzilla 2014 Elizabeth Olsen Interview at SDCC

This is another AMC interview from San Diego Comic-Con, this time with Godzilla 2014 star Elizabeth Olsen. She talks about her reasons for wanting to do this film and working with Gareth Edwards and a great cast.


Godzilla 2014 Bryan Cranston Interview from SDCC

This is a great video interview of Godzilla 2014 star Bryan Cranston by AMC taken at the San Diego Comic-Con. When asked how Legendary's Godzilla is a new for audiences, he said the thing that really impressed him was director Gareth Edwards showed "restraint" in telling the story. He spends a lot of time on building the characters so we really care about them and shows the monster sparingly to build suspense. Cranston seems to have fun making sexual innuendo with that word restraint, too. He also gives some advice (or lack there of) on how to survive Godzilla. Everything I see and read makes me sure that Legendary and Edwards are making a great film, not only a monster movie. I can't wait.


Godzilla 2014 Bob Eggleton Sketch

This is a sketch of the new Godzilla 2014 design done by Bob Eggleton. Eggleton is well known to Godzilla fans as one of the best Godzilla artists of all time. He's rendered Godzilla for numerous comic book and novel covers and illustrations. It's unclear if he was involved in the designing of Legendary's Godzilla or he sketched this from the Godzilla Encounter images, but from the quote, he seems to have some access  behind the scenes. Thanks to Tom Fardy and Nick Murray from the Godzilla 3D Facebook page for these.

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Here you are, Famous Monsters Of Filmland's Godzilla artist Bob Eggleton has revealed this: 
"He's got a dog/bear like forward vision face that I think lends a lot of personality. His spikes start off the back of his head and, he has what appears to be spiky, thorny shoulders and these "thorns" extend down the arm. Which is exactly how Akira Takarada described him..." 
And yes, original Godzilla actor Akira Takarada IS in this new movie, which is a contemporary remake of the original 1954 film.


This one by Matt Frank

More Bob Eggleton Godzilla Illustration. Man this guy's good!












Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Godzilla 2014 Official Design Photos

This is a still shot of the Godzilla in profile from the Godzilla Encounter event at SDCC 2013. The design is similar, but slightly different than the "bearzilla" concept sculpture also on display at the Encounter. It reminds me of a "dragon-like" sculpture that surfaced a few years ago and may have evolved from that. It's also reminiscent of the Millennium Godzilla design, especially Tokyo S.O.S. with a tapering neck and small, triangular head. Finally, the profile reminds me of the basilisk monster from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, though the snout is not so narrow.

When we see Godzilla's face close-up in the window, it reminds me of the 1985 design. This is a great look for Godzilla that is traditional and makes fans happy, but will also appeal to modern audiences that don't know Godzilla as well.

I have 2 videos of the Encounter Godzilla posted you can view, there's the Godzilla Encounter Footage video and the Slow-Motion version. Please watch and leave your comments below or in the forum.

Godzilla 2014 Encounter Slow Motion Video!

Here's another video of the Godzilla Encounter footage, but this time in slow-motion. You can see a lot of detail and really get a feel for the new design. Enjoy.



Monday, July 22, 2013

Godzilla 2014 Encounter Design Sculpture

Here are a couple of new images of the (official) Godzilla design sculpture from the Godzilla Encounter event. This probably isn't the final design, but pretty close. Wow, I can't wait. And check out the Godzilla Encounter footage!

Godzilla roars into theaters May 16, 2014.






Leaked Godzilla Encounter (Trailer) Footage!!

Here it is! The next best thing to a full trailer is the Godzilla Encounter footage from the SDCC. It shows Godzilla walking by the window in profile an close up. You can tell the people at Legendary got it right. It's similar, but slightly different to the "bear" Godzilla sculpture we saw, but still, very traditional look. Please enjoy. THE KING IS HERE!






Godzilla 2014 Trailer: "Big and Powerful"

We saw a glimpse of Godzilla. You won't believe the size and majesty.

Here's a great review of the Godzilla 2014 teaser trailer shown during the Godzilla panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. The panel hosted director Gareth Edwards and stars, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston. Writer Charlie Jane Anders over at io9 main impression is:

"HOLY SHIT, IS GODZILLA BIG AND POWERFUL."

The new trailer footage shows a giant insect-like monster destroying an airport. The creature looks "massive and powerful". Then, the creature is dwarfed by Godzilla's foot that comes crashing down next to it. A low angle shot shows the insect towering over the airport, then Godzilla towering over the monster like "a skyscraper next to a hut."

Later in the panel Gareth Edwards (The indie Monsters director) talks how the story is really driven by the characters and Aaron Taylor-Johnson said there's , "a great deal of emotion" in the film and we go on "a journey with these characters".

Click on the link above to read the full article and hang in there G-fans. Legendary is sure to release a polished trailer soon. (I hope!)




Godzilla Panel Video from SDCC 2013


Hey G-fans, this is it. Here's a video of the Godzilla panel held on July 20th at the San Diego Comic-Con 2013. The panel hosts director Gareth Edwards and stars, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston. During the panel a teaser trailer was shown with the footage from last year's Comic-con, plus a new scene at an airport. We see a giant insect-like monster destroying planes, when a truely massive foot (Godzilla)stomps down dwarfing the creature. The monsters battle, but Godzilla is never clearly scene. Sorry, that footage is not shown here. Go here for a more complete description of the trailer. An official trailer should be released by Legendary soon. 

Exclusive Interview with Gareth Edwards by IGN at SDCC

Here's a video of a great interview with Legendary Pictures' Godzilla reboot director Gareth Edwards. The interview was by IGN at the San Diego Comic-Con 2013. Gareth chooses his words very carefully, but he discusses Godzilla's design as being directly influenced from the original 1954 "Gojira". He also talks a little about the message of the movie as nuclear in nature, but also reflecting modern times. It's great to watch. The interview was taken the day before the Comic-Con Godzilla panel with Edwards and stars, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston. During the panel a rough movie trailer was shown with a battle scene at an airport between an insect-like monster and Godzilla. An official trailer should be released to the public forthcoming.






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Godzilla 2014: Inside The Godzilla Encounter SDCC 2013

Here's a cool video that gives you a virtual tour of the Godzilla Encounter attraction from the San Diego Comic-Con. Besides the Encounter, Legendary Pictures held a panel with director Gareth Edwards, and stars, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston. Also at the presentation they showed some footage from the movie. The new scenes were of a giant insect-like monster attacking an airport and then Godzilla's foot stomps down near the creature. A battle ensues, but Godzilla is never clearly seen. For a more complete description of the Godzilla 2014 trailer, go here. A polished trailer has not been released to the general public, but we can expect one soon. Hang in there G-fans.


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Official Godzilla 2014 Trailer Description from SDCC

Well, it finally happened! At the Legendary presentation today at San Diego Comic-Con, they showed footage from the movie, if not a full blown trailer. Here's a description from Slashfilm:

" We’re introduced to characters first off: Cranston seems to be an engineer/investigator of some sort — we see him in hazmat gear, and later running towards a crisis event in a government installation as the rest of the staff frantically runs away. Aaron Taylor Johnson is a soldier; Ken Watanabe is seen in a control room of some kind, and Olsen as mentioned above is shown in moments that suggest she’s been a victim of some disaster. A montage of various images shows a world in crisis and deploying military forces to fight some crisis moment.

And then there’s the kaiju attack. The first monster we see is a spindly-legged insectoid thing — is this Mothra? Didn’t quite look like it, but that’s possible. The monster is attacking an airport, and there’s a great wide shot that sees the kaiju destroying a plane, which leads to an explosion the camera follows by panning across a huge set of windows, looking out from inside the airport terminal. Part of the plane’s destroyed fuselage flies right to left across the screen, and is eventually stopped as it crashes into a giant foot.

That’s the intro for Godzilla, and the creature dwarfs the other kaiju. Few shots really show Godzilla, but the scale is very effectively communicated by the relationship between the insectoid monster and our favorite lizard. The overall effect could be described — and this isn’t a literal account of the footage, but an impression of its effect — like a slow pan up from the faces of the various human characters stuck in the middle of a monster-created mess, passing a smaller beast and finally trying to focus on the father of it all, Godzilla, hidden in fire and smoke."


More pictures or details when they come in.


Here's another description from Vulture


Exclusive Gareth Edwards Interview from SDCC 2013

Recently, Shock Till You Drop featured an exclusive interview with Godzilla 2014 director Gareth Edwards at the San Diego Comic-con. He doesn't reveal a lot, but comments on topics such as Godzilla's design, atomic breath, writer Frank Darabont, and more.

First of all, the "bear" Godzilla design statue we've seen featured at the Godzilla Encounter is not the final version in the movie, but pretty close...probably.


He had glowing things to say about writer Frank Darabont. The Shawshank Redemption scribe is well known writing emotionally charged characters. He did a "4 week polish" to flesh out the characters from the main script written by Max Borenstein. Edwards talks about one key scene in the movie that's really emotional and that scene helped sign on actors Bryan Cranston and Julliette Binoche.

"When you read it, you're like, Oh my God, and when we shot it, there were people welling up."

About Godzilla's personality, he said he's getting to know Godzilla better now that they're adding him into the special effects after principal shooting finished. He said.

"He's an anti-hero.  I wouldn't describe him as a good guy, but he's not evil personified.  He's the punishment we deserve, you know?"


Unfortunately, Edwards hinted that Godzilla may not have his trademark atomic breath. He said that the only big buy he's asking of the audience is giant monsters exist. He said there is a nuclear element is the movie, but they want to keep it real.

Please visit the link at the top to read the full article. And stay tuned because there is likely to be a trailer shown at the panel later today!

Godzilla Encounter Viral Site Updates


When it rains, it pours. There's been a plethora of historical posts and quotes on the Godzilla Encounter viral site today. Check them out and download the app to translate the Japanese posters. And a trailer and plot synopsis are coming very very soon!



















Walk Through Godzilla Encounter with Bleeding Cool

Here's a special report from Bleeding Cool.  Writer Patrick Dane takes you on a virtual photo tour of the Godzilla Encounter event as part of Legendary Pictures Godzilla 2014 promotion at the San Diego Comic-con. Follow the link for more great pictures and stay tuned. The Godzilla panel at SDCC is today and we are expecting a trailer!

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Stan Winston's Godzilla Concept Design

With all that's been going on, I thought I'd share special effects master, Stan Winston's Godzilla Concept sculpture. This was made in preparation for the 1998 Tri-star film. The concept was abandoned, yet I see some similarities with the new concept of Godzilla 2014.  Winston's design was very anthropomorphic with an upright pose and scaly, crocodile like skin. I can't believe I hadn't posted this yet.



Godzilla Encounter Updates Continue

Here are more updates from Legendary's viral site, Godzilla Encounter showing real historical events linked to Godzilla movies. You can visit and download their app for mobile devices. Among other things, you can use the app to translate these Japanese messages.










Godzilla 2014 Wraps Up Production in Hawaii

Just before things got rolling at San Diego Comic-Con, Gareth Edwards finished filming the last scenes for Legendary Pictures Godzilla 2014 reboot. OK, these local news clips are less about the movie and more about the positive effects on Hawaii's economy, but still worth watching.

Godzilla stomps into theaters May 16, 2014.


Hawaii News Now

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Godzilla Encounter Video from SDCC

Here's a cool video from inside the Godzilla Encounter event! Love it!


New Godzilla 2014 T-shirt!

Here's a picture of the new Godzilla 2014 T-shirt design being offered at the San Diego Comic-Con. This simple black T-shirt has the title from the official poster.

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These Godzilla T-Shirts are being sold by Hot Topic- a clothing company that specializes in movie - clothing paraphernalia.

The shirts come in a variety of sizes, and have just been discounted to $15.38 (USD), You can pay via PayPal or Credit Card. I'm ordering mine as I type this article, so what are you waiting for? Embrace the excitement surrounding GODZILLA - and look the part.


Source: Godzilla Movies

Godzilla 2014 "Bear" Concept Sculpture Photos

Here are some more pictures of the models at Godzilla Encounter. It's been rumored that LP modeled the new Godzilla's behavior off of bears. This design is distinctly bear-like. This may not be the final design we see in the movie, but it gives you a sense of the direction they're going in. The creature's tail looks an awful like the one in the new teaser poster.








Godzilla Encounter Update

While things are going crazy about Godzilla over at the Comic-Con. There have been several new images posted on Legendary's viral site Godzilla Encounter. Check them out.

This looks like the first in a series of historical posts about Godzilla. It's clear that Legendary is honoring the traditions of the past and may be giving us clues as to Godzilla's origins in the new film.

The irradiating of "Lucky Dragon #5" in March 1954 due to the Bikini atoll nuclear test was the real life historical event that inspired the first Godzilla film which was amazingly completed only a few months later and was released on November 9th, Culture Day in Japan. The ships chief radio operator died of Leukemia six months after the incident, before "Gojira" was even released!

Translation: "The People's Monster": In the 1960's, Godzilla became the people's/nation's monster and this natural menace became beloved by children.



Tomoyuki Tanaka, one of Godzilla's "Fathers" was the producer who first had the idea of making the monster movie which became "Gojira", in part inspired by the tragic events of Lucky Dragon #5.

New Official Godzilla 2014 Teaser Poster!

Amid all the excitement around the Godzilla Encounters event at the San Diego Comic-Con, Legendary Pictures has just released a teaser poster for the Godzilla 2014 reboot. It's pretty exciting and gives us a look at Godzilla's tail. To me the tail closely resembles the concept art sculpture seen at Godzilla Encounters. This is just the beginning as we'll see more coming from the Comic-Con including cast members, Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston. Stay tuned for more.


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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Godzilla 2014 Concept Fan Art


Official Godzilla 2014 Concept Art

This is an official concept art design for Legendary Pictures upcoming Godzilla 2014 reboot. It shows Godzilla surging toward an aircraft carrier and really shows Godzilla's power and immense size. We're likely to just such a scene in the new movie.


Official Godzilla Design Revealed at Godzilla Encounters Event!!

Gareth Edwards and Legendary Pictures promised something "Big" at the San Diego Comic-Con now underway and boy have they delivered, and we haven't even seen a trailer yet!

The warehouse that was painted over with Godzilla graffiti recently is the site of the Godzilla Encounters event. It's been transformed into an exhibit and attraction for the upcoming Godzilla 2014 movie. There are large murals with images of Toho legends like special effects master Eiji Tsuburaya, a Japanese town complete with a ramen bar, a gallery of toys and comics, and even the actual Godzilla suit from Godzilla vs. Megaguirus(2000)

Stepping inside, you've felt as if you've been transported to Japan during an imminent Godzilla attack. Everything is meant to remind you and honor the Godzilla series from Japan through the years. Legendary has made a clear statement to fans,"This time, we're doing it right!"

Most exciting of all, the new Godzilla 2014 design has been revealed with a bust, sculpture and a huge shot of Godzilla's face (see below). These images come from an exclusive report from Collider when the press got a sneak peek inside. Stay tuned for more details and check out Collider for more pics.





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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Godzilla 2014 Complete Cast Update

This is just to update the complete cast as it's known today, Just in case you've missed it.

Legendary Pictures: Godzilla -- An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are the executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira. The film is from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.

Director, Gareth Edwards


Lead-Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Lieutenant Ford)

Bryan Cranston (Stepfather, "The General")

Elizabeth Olsen
Ken Watanabe
Juliette Binoche
David Strathairn
Richard T. Jones(Military Figure)
Sally Hawkins(Scientist)

Akira Takarada
(Veteran Toho Godzilla Movie actor-Cameo role)
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