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Now that we've effectively shed the scars from that hideous 1998 Roland Emmerich disaster, a new 'Godzilla' remake is in the works. Legendary Pictures, the studio behind 'The Dark Knight' and 'Watchmen,' has now hired a writer for their reboot. Max Borenstein, who just finished a rewrite on Legendary's 'The Seventh Son,' will pen the new 'Godzilla' script. Now the project not only has a director in Gareth Edwards ('Monsters'), but a writer as well. David S. Goyer had previously been working on the script for the revamped giant lizard flick.
While the fact that Borenstein seems largely untested as a screenwriter is cause for some concern, I still have a healthy amount of good will toward this project based solely on Legendary's choice of directors. 'Monsters' was one of the most humanistic giant monster movies I have ever seen, and I am excited about the possibility of the human characters being just as interesting as the city-destroying lizard in the new Godzilla flick. Granted, there is no guarantee that Edwards will employ the same technique to 'Godzilla' that he did to 'Monsters,' but the track record is at least encouraging. No word yet on when this project is going into production.
I know there a plenty of Godzilla fans on Spill, have any of you seen 'Monsters?' Is anyone at least optimistic about a new Godzilla film?