Last year producer Brian Rogers said the intention was to reboot the Godzilla franchise in a similar fashion to how Legendary Pictures rebooted Batman with Christopher Nolan. Obviously Nolan won’t be involved with this reboot like he is with Superman, but Legendary Pictures are still hoping for some Batman Begins influence as they’ve hired writer David Goyer to re-write Godzilla.
The news comes from Deadline who says Goyer will write the screenplay based on a draft written by David Callaham (The Expendables), and they intend “to approach the film and its characters in the most authentic manner possible”.
British director Gareth Edwards landed the job of rebooting Godzilla for Warner Bros earlier this year. Edwards previously directed a small movie called Monsters which had a budget of less than $500,000, but went on to make over $1.5 million from various screenings and festivals and caught the attention of the studio. Edwards said back in February:
“I guess I will say I’m highly aware – and everyone involved is incredibly aware – of everyone’s opinions on what this film has to do and what it has to be. And no one will do anything but the right thing. Without addressing anything specific, everyone knows how important is to get it right.”
The original plan was to release the film in 2012, but a 2013 release is looking more likely.