The summer of 2014 is going to be packed to the brim with several huge blockbuster films. Movie goers can expect to see their favorite superheroes grace the big screen, plus there’s going to be great selection of genre-specific films ready for consumption by non-comic book movie fans.
The one science fiction film that has us and everyone excited is the impending return of Toho’s iconic lizard, Godzilla. It’s been years since fans of the enormous, destructive lizard have gotten a new movie based on the big guy. But the excruciating wait for his return is finally coming to an end!
Soon, Godzilla will return to claim his Hollywood honor as “The King of Monsters.” Here’s everything you need to know about Godzilla’s 2014 reboot!
1. The Director of This Reboot Has Worked on a Creature Feature Before
Godzilla’s 2014 reboot will be directed by British filmmaker Gareth Edwards, who’s known for directing an independent creature feature film simply entitled Monsters. After the success of Monsters, several Hollywood studios began to take note of Edwards’ directorial talents and interviewed him for future movie directing roles. In 2011, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures decided to select Gareth Edwards as the sole director of the 2014 Godzilla reboot.
On another interesting note regarding Gareth Edwards movie directing chops, he’s also set to be the executive producer for the sequel to Monsters – Monsters: Dark Continent.
2. The Plot Centers on a Nuclear Physicist, His Son Who’s a Soldier and Godzilla Himself
Godzilla has several main plot threads that will no doubt intersect with each other as the movie goes on. The 1st story thread focuses on a nuclear physicist (played by Bryan Cranston) who looks into the mysterious goings on at the Janjira nuclear plant. His son (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is a solider who’s forced to face the threat of Godzilla as soon as the monster starts rampaging all across American cities. As for Godzilla, the big creature will find himself in enormous conflicts with other mega creatures.
3. Godzilla Will Encounter Another Monster From the Monster Franchise
WonderCon 2014 attendees were lucky enough to view some revealing footage of the film’s other onscreen beasts. The leaked image seen above reveals one of the monsters that Godzilla will face off with – the Muto Kaiju known as “Hokmuto” or “Winged Muto.”
The non-winged version of the Muto creature is described as having a black and red body, a triangular jaw and a giant hand. The MUTO creature that has wings is described as having a single red claw and huge wings. Both Muto creature types come with huge red eyes and two hind legs that support their massive bodies.
You can take a look at the leaked 5 minutes of footage displaying the MUTO creature at the following LINK.
4. The Film’s Visual Effects Came Courtesy by Jim Rygiel
For those who are love with the film’s amazing visual effects, you can all say thank you to Jim Rygiel. Rygiel is Godzilla’s visual effects supervisor; his past special effects work includes his work on The Lord of the Rings move trilogy.
Several other visual and special effects companies (The Moving Picture Company, Double Negative, Amalgamated Dynamics, ComputerCafe/CafeFX, Lidar VFX, Scanline VFX, Stereo D and The Third Floor) also worked on Godzilla alongside Jim Rygiel.
The overall production of the finalized during the last week of March 2014.
5. Longtime Film Composer Alexandre Desplat Will Handle the Film’s Original Soundtrack
Longtime film composer Alexandre Desplat joined up with the production of Godzilla by becoming the film’s musical composer. The soundtrack (which is slated to be released on May 13, 2014) is already available for pre-sale on Amazon, plus the official track listing has also been released.
You can take a look at the soundtrack’s full track listing below (beware: there may be some spoilers here or there within the titles of these songs):
2. Inside The Mines
3. The Power Plant
4. To Q Zone
5. Back to Janjira
6. Muto Hatch
7. In The Jungle
8. The Wave
9. Airport Attack
10. Missing Spore
11. Vegas Aftermath
12. Ford Rescued
13. Following Godzilla
14. Golden Gate Chaos
15. Let Them Fight
16. Entering The Nest
17. Two Against One
18. Last Shot
19. Godzilla’s Victory
20. Back To The Ocean