Godzilla (June 2012 screenplay)

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The June 20th, 2012 revision of the Godzilla screenplay is one of the original screenplay revisions for Legendary Pictures' Godzilla.


This 107-page-long revision of the Godzilla screenplay was worked on originally by David Callaham, David S. Goyer, and Max Borenstein, and was submitted to Legendary on June 20, 2012. Further revisions would be made and eventually the final script was completed.


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  • The atomic test in the very beginning of the movie which is gone into detail in with Godzilla: Awakening actually has a full-fledged scene instead of being part of the opening.
  • Krasnokamensk, Siberia, Russia is the site where Dr. Serizawa flies to instead of the Philippines, ten years prior to the events of Godzilla.
  • "Dr. Stabler" takes the place of the man who meets Serizawa and Graham in the Philippines.
  • Ishiro Serizawa is called "Honda."
  • Vivienne Graham doesn't appear in this draft.
  • Instead of finding a giant Godzilla skeleton and two M.U.T.O. spores in a cave in the Philippines, the remains of a Godzilla and two M.U.T.O.s are discovered frozen in ice in Russia.
  • Ford Brody is called "Ford Maddox" and is not in elementary school during the opening when his mother dies in the power plant; he's an 18-year old high school senior ready to go off to college.
  • Elle Brody is called "Elle Maddox" and is Ford's 13-year old sister instead of his wife.
  • Joseph Brody is called "Nathan Brody," is 40 years old, and is Ford's and Elle's step-father.
  • Sandra Brody is called "Linda Maddox" and is 40 years old.
  • The opening takes place in a suburban neighborhood in the Shakotan peninsula in Hokkaido, Japan, instead of in the fictional city of Janjira, Japan. This change was made in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
  • The company that ran Janjira's power plant are called "Jancorp" in this script.
  • The M.U.T.O.s are referred to as "Hokmuto" (male--from "Hokkaido" and "M.U.T.O.") and "Femuto" (female--from "female" and "M.U.T.O.").
  • Akio, the Hawaiian boy Ford protects in the final film, is called "Ichiro" in this script and is Japanese.
  • In this draft, Godzilla is explicitly mentioned to be 600 feet tall (182 meters).
  • The 'Hokmuto' is defeated [not killed] early on, outmatched by Godzilla as it was hunting alone instead of in a pair with a female. So, the Hokmuto turns himself into a chrysalis where later on it breaks free and has grown four wings.
  • Godzilla uses his atomic breath for the first time against the male M.U.T.O. instead of the female M.U.T.O.
  • Godzilla rips off one of the male M.U.T.O.'s wings.
  • Only the female M.U.T.O. has EMP powers, and whenever she is close, Godzilla cannot breathe his atomic breath.
  • The male M.U.T.O. can create lightning-like "shockwaves" that ripple through the air and create aurora lights.
  • Instead of Ford Brody destroying the M.U.T.O. eggs by igniting an explosion by himself, he gets the help of other soldiers and destroys a spore by jamming a pair of boltcutters through it.
  • Instead of impaling the male M.U.T.O. with a broken building, Godzilla crushes its head with a strong bite.
  • Instead of firing his atomic breath down the female M.U.T.O.'s mouth in a "Kiss of Death," Godzilla cuts the Femuto's head clean off her neck with his claws.



  • The Godzilla carcass found in ice in the beginning was changed because production learned that Man of Steel potentially might have had a similar scene involving an alien spaceship in the works.[1][2]


This is a list of references for Godzilla (June 2012 screenplay). These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

Godzilla films
Showa era films GodzillaGodzilla Raids AgainKing Kong vs. GodzillaMothra vs. GodzillaGhidorah, the Three-Headed MonsterInvasion of Astro-MonsterEbirah, Horror of the DeepSon of GodzillaDestroy All MonstersAll Monsters AttackGodzilla vs. HedorahGodzilla vs. GiganGodzilla vs. MegalonGodzilla vs. MechagodzillaTerror of Mechagodzilla
Cancelled Showa era films Bride of GodzillaThe Volcano MonstersBatman vs. GodzillaGodzilla vs. Hedorah sequelU.S.-Japan Collaboration: GodzillaAll Monsters Attack DirectiveGodzilla vs. RedmoonGodzilla vs. the Space Monsters: Earth Defense DirectiveThe Return of King Ghidorah
Heisei era films The Return of GodzillaGodzilla vs. BiollanteGodzilla vs. King GhidorahGodzilla vs. MothraGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzillaGodzilla vs. Destoroyah
Cancelled Heisei era films A Space GodzillaGodzilla vs. Asuka FortressThe Return of Godzilla (original draft)Godzilla: King of the Monsters 3-DGodzilla vs. King KongGodzilla vs. Mechani-KongThe Return of King GhidorahGodzilla vs. GigamothGodzilla vs. MechaMothraGodzilla vs. BerserkGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2 (Early draft)GodzillaGodzilla vs. AstroGodzillaGodzilla vs. Ghost GodzillaGodzilla vs. Barubaroi
Millennium era films Godzilla 2000: MillenniumGodzilla vs. MegaguirusGodzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out AttackGodzilla Against MechagodzillaGodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.Godzilla: Final Wars
Cancelled Millennium era films Godzilla RebornGodzilla X Varan, Baragon and Anguirus: Giant Monsters All-Out AttackGodzilla vs. Gamera
TriStar film Godzilla
Cancelled TriStar film Godzilla 2
MonsterVerse GodzillaGodzilla: King of the MonstersGodzilla vs. Kong
Cancelled MonsterVerse films Godzilla 3D to the MAXGodzilla (June 2012 screenplay)
Post-Millennium era Shin GodzillaGodzilla

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