Frank Darabont on getting GODZILLA right


The man knows his stuff.

Lawsuit be damned, Warner’s and Legendary are moving ahead with Godzilla as soon as Frank Darabont turns in this draft for the film.  Which looks like it’ll be the shooting script as well.  i09 spoke to Darabont about what he’s bringing to the film and the man had this to say:

“What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” he explains. “And some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years. The giant terrifying force of nature that comes and stomps the s–t out of your city, that was Godzilla… What we’re trying to do with the new movie is not have it camp, not have it be campy. We’re kind of taking a cool new look at it. But with a lot of tradition in the first film. We want this to be a terrifying force of nature. And what was really cool, for me, is there was a very compelling human drama that I got to weave into it. It’s not that cliched, thinly disguised romance or bromance, or whatever. It’s different, it’s a different set of circumstances than you’re used to seeing.”

He gets it.  He gets the nature of Godzilla.  This is going to be the film I’ve waited for since I was 4 years old and by Xenu I have no doubt it’s going to kick all sorts of ass.

Godzilla starts shooting in March for a May 2014 release.


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