- David Strathairn
- Bryan Cranston
- Aaron Taylor-Johnson
- Ken Watanabe
- Elizabeth Olsen
- Juliette Binoche
- Richard T. Jones
- Akira Takarada
- Sally Hawkins
- Yuki Morita
- Brian Markinson
In 2007, film producer Brian Rogers met former Toho company director Yoshimitsu Banno who had the rights to make an IMAX 3D Godzilla film. Rogers then met Toho to arrange a license to produce a 3D Godzilla film. After securing the rights, Rogers approached several film companies and Legendary Pictures agreed to work with Rogers on the project. In August 2009, rumors surfaced that Legendary were in talks with Toho to produce a new American Godzilla film to be released in 2012.
On March 29, 2010, it was confirmed that Legendary had acquired the rights to Godzilla. They plan to reboot the franchise with Warner Bros. co-producing and co-financing. TriStar Pictures will not be involved in the production because their rights to the character expired in 2003. Legendary plans to make the new film closer in style to the original Japanese character than TriStar's iguana-like creature. According to Thomas Tull, chairman and CEO of Legendary Pictures, "Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop culturally relevant for as long as it has."
At the 3D Summit conference held in September 2010 at Universal Studios, producer Brian Rogers confirmed the planned date of 2012. The reboot will be a live-action project featuring a computer-generated Godzilla. Godzilla will fight at least one other monster, rather than the United States Army like in Roland Emmerich's film. It was also mentioned that Godzilla will use his atomic breath, a trademark weapon omitted by Emmerich and co-writer/producer Dean Devlin in the previous American film in favor of power breath.During Comic-con 2012, director Gareth Edwards participated in a Godzilla panel, in which they screened a new teaser trailer, described as so, a destroyed city is seen, as Robert Oppenheimer's speech comes in, "I am become death, destroyer of worlds" as a huge dead centipede type creature is smoldering, and finally, a roar is heard, and the camera cuts to Godzilla, true to his japanese origins, roaring. Although no videos of this trailer were taken, a still to the right side was taken by a fan, showing a vague view of Godzilla.
As of September 13, 2012, the movie's release date has been announced. The movie will be released on May 16, 2014.
On October 3, 2012, the movie is set to be in production on March 2013 in Vancouver. Also, Drew Pearce, the screenwriter of Iron Man 3, has been hired to do some rewrites to the script.On December 18, 2012, a screenshot of, what appears to be, the Godzilla trailer was posted on the Tumblr of Jordane Menard, the modeler concept and texture artist for the film. Menard has said "I'm Working on the Trailer of the next Godzilla here at MPC London as Modeler and Texture Artist. I've worked on the foreground on the building and the charasters." Also, Drew Pearce was asked, on his Twitter, if there's going to be some scenes where Godzilla breathes fire, destroys buildings, taking out the military, done right and will be nothing like the 1998 film and his response was "There's a lot of of it in the current trailer... but new stuff coming very soon..."
Announced on March 13, 2013, the film has started production and filming on Vancouver Island. Also, Jim Rygiel, visual effects supervisor of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, has been hired to do the special effects for this film.
On March 18, 2013, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced the final principal cast for the film, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. Also, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Brothers while Toho will be distributing it in Japan, and the film will be in 3D.
On March 19, 2013, Gareth Edwards has announced that they've finished filming the first scene. Also, reports of a burning helicopter and a nuclear missile being transported by a train have been cited at Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, all of this is rumored to be in the movie..
On March 21, 2013, Richard T. Jones joins the cast of the movie.On March 28, 2013, Akira Takarada, who starred in previous Godzilla films, joins the cast of the movie.
On April 5, 2013, Sally Hawkins joins the cast of the movie.
On April 17th, 2013, Brian Markinson joins the cast of the movie.
On April 20th, 2013, Yuki Morita joins the cast of the movie.
On April 23rd, 2013, it has been revealed that Godzilla will continue filming for two months in HawaiiOn April 25th, 2013, Legendary posted a picture in their wall showing a path of destruction Godzilla has left behind.
On May 2nd, 2013, Legendary posted a picture in their wall showing what seems to be a power plant. .
In May 16th, 2013, a new photo about people being hospitalized in the FEMA stadium popped up and was confirmed by Gareth Edwards appearing in it in an update.
In May 18, 2013, Legendary posted a new picture in their Twitter. Other sources, like Lainey Gossip, PUNKD Images, Spoilertv, Clayton Perry Photography, and VancityFilming have put up additional pictures and videos.
The film was first announced at Comic-Con 2010 where an early concept art impression for the new Godzilla was revealed. Gareth Edwards, director of the movie Monsters has been announced as the director. Mr. Edwards has stated he knows the importance of getting the film right for the fans. Some Godzilla fans dislike the choice of director while others are okay with it because he is a fan of the Godzilla series. In October 2010, David Callaham was named to write the first draft of the script. After Callaham, four more persons worked on the screenplay during the film's development. David Goyer (the story writer for "The Dark Knight") has been announced as a writer for the movie. Many fans were excited about the this choice as they say David Goyer (along with Christopher Nolan) brought justice for the Batman movies using dark themes. However, Goyer only worked a few weeks on the script and did not get a screenwriter credit. In November 2011, Max Borenstein was hired to continue work on the script. In October 2012, Legendary announced that writer Drew Pearce would polish the final script, making the principal characters older to suit the actors that Legendary intends to cast.In January 2013, Frank Darabont (writer-director of The Shawshank Redemption and The Walking Dead), was officially added to work on the film script.
Visitors to the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con received a t-shirt with an image of the new Godzilla design. The image is credited to comics and manga publisher UDON Entertainment. Artist Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias worked with Legendary and Toho for the painting. Visitors to the Legendary Pictures booth at the convention could view an animation of the new Godzilla expelling his thermonuclear breath superimposed over their image captured via a webcam. The augmented reality promotion was designed by Talking Dog Studios of Saskatchewan, Canada.
|TriStar will not be involved with the film.|
|The image of a new Godzilla was confirmed fan-made.|
|Godzilla will fight two other monsters.|
|The movie is live action and 3D.|
Gareth Edwards is the director.
|Frank Darabont is the official writer.|
|The monsters and effects are CGI.|
|Legendary Pictures is the producer.|
|The film will be released on May 16, 2014.|
The movie went into production during March 2013 in Vancouver.
|The film's working title is "Nautilis".|
|The story will focus on a soldier.|
Ken Watanabe's wife, Kaho Minami had previously had a role in Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack.
- IMDB Godzilla (2014) page
- Talking Dog Studios Godzilla Augmented Reality demonstration
- Legendary brings in David Goyer to rewrite Godzilla - HitFix.com
- Godzilla Remake Finds A Writer In Max Borenstein - CinemaBlend.com
- New Godzilla Movie To Be Made With A Guy In A Rubber Suit? - CinemaBlend.com
- ‘Godzilla’ Teaser Poster and Footage Description Comic-Con 2012
- 'Godzilla' reboot to terrorize theaters in 2014 | Inside Movies | EW.com
- Film Thrasher: THE NEWS BUNDLE: Gareth Edwards' 'Godzilla' To Start Vancouver Production in March 2013
- Drew Pearce to Rewrite Godzilla - ComingSoon.net
- ‘Godzilla’ First Look Offers a Preview of the Upcoming Trailer!
- Twitter / mrdrewpearce: @Welsh1da There's a lot of ...
- Legendary Official FaceBook Page
- ↑  Vancouver island to provide setting for two Hollywood flicks - YouTube
- ↑  Legendary News - WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND LEGENDARY PICTURES ANNOUNCE CAST AND START OF PRODUCTION FOR "GODZILLA"
- ↑  Gareth Edwards greeting from the set of Godzilla - YouTube
- ↑  Godzilla takes over Nanaimo - YouTube
- ↑  Richard T. Jones Rounds Out Cast of ‘Godzilla’ | Variety
- ↑  Akira Takarada Returns To Face Godzilla | Movie News | Empire
- ↑  Sally Hawkins nabs final lead role in Legendary's Godzilla - Horror Movie News | Arrow in the Head
- ↑  North Vancouver actor Brian Markinson kept Mad Men role quiet
- ↑  Casting News! Revolutionary Sound Mix! Nuclear Panic!
- ↑  ‘Jurassic Park’ sequel one of four movies with plans to film in Hawaii
- ↑  Legendary Entertainment's Timeline Photos
- ↑  Legendary Entertainment's Timeline Photos
- ↑ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151862650121747
- ↑ Godzilla Train Set Photo in Comicbookmovie.com
- ↑ A lot of pictures and a video in Comicbookmovie.com