Last week, we reported that Drew Pearce had signed on to perform a script polish on Godzilla, to age up some of the characters before casting begins. Director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) recently spoke about making this creature feature more grounded than other versions.
Godzilla will be grounded and realistic says director Gareth Edwards
"I've always been interested in Godzilla and the ideas around him. I really wanted to see another Godzilla film and jumped at the opportunity. My main idea was to imagine 'If this really happened, what would it be like?' I want to take a grounded, realistic approach to a Godzilla film."
The filmmaker also talked about his emotional investment in the project, and getting the visual effects right.
"I've never worked this hard, this long and been this emotionally involved in something that's lasted only a few seconds since the time I lost my virginity! But the reaction has been amazing and I can't wait for the fans to see our final product."
He also spoke about working with Legendary Pictures and his first experience on a big studio film.
"Everyone warns you about working for Hollywood and how you can get treated in a certain way but my experience has been the polar opposite. Thomas Tull (founder of Legendary) has been very supportive."
Godzilla comes to theaters May 16th, 2014 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, David Strathairn, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards.