KAPOW '12: Gareth Edwards Offers GODZILLA Update; Nacho Vigalondo Talks SUPERCROOKS

Gareth Edwards offers up a very brief update on the status of Godzilla, while Supercrooks Nacho Vigalondo writer and director talks about working with Mark Millar and reveals how progress on the adaptation is currently going.

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By Josh Wilding - 5/19/2012
Talking at a special director's panel at the Kapow! Comic Convention in London today, Gareth Edwards (Monster and Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes) offered the following updates on two big projects they're tackling. For Edwards, that's a remake of Godzilla, while Vigalondo is working on a big screen adaptation of Mark Millar and Lenil Yu's Supercrooks. They were joined by Kick-Ass 2 writer and director Jeff Wadlow, and you can find his comments on how work on that movie is doing by clicking HERE.


"It's going great and I'm genuinely excited about it. We're just working really hard with Legendary, who have been fantastic. Thomas Tull has just been an absolute pleasure and nothing like the experience they warn you about when you go to Hollywood. I can't say much other than I hope that we'll have some proper news soon. So you won't have to wait too long at all."



"Well, we are in the worst part of the whole film making process which is waiting. We spent almost a year working on the script and on different drafts, going back and forth trading emails with the production company and everything. I had this lucky chance of writing with Mark and so I feel like, it's a strange feeling, because at the same time I feel like a lot has happened, but at the same time I'm so deep in the project because I've been writing all the sequences, all the dialogue with the creator of the comic book. He was so nice to me that he decided to include me as a co-plotter in the comic book because of the kind of ideas we were drafting for the movie. I feel really honoured. I've been a big fan of Mark's since the 90s and since the very first comic books from Mark which were edited in Spain. I'm a fan."


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marvel72 - 5/19/2012, 2:58 PM
read the first two issues of supercrooks,its pretty good looking forward to the film.

when is godzilla due out,i thought it was next year.
jazzman - 5/19/2012, 3:01 PM
the owner of Legendary Pictures is Thomas Tull not Thomas Tolmare
antonio - 5/19/2012, 3:05 PM
@Marvel72 probably in 2014. Either, I can't wait. I'm a massive Godzilla fan.
DraculaX - 5/19/2012, 3:12 PM
Hopefully we can get some more info before the end of the year on Godzilla
antonio - 5/19/2012, 3:13 PM
And yeah, the owner of Legendary is Thomas Tull.
boomshuka - 5/19/2012, 3:15 PM
I'd love to see a Godzilla vs Hulk fight...wait what?..
marvel72 - 5/19/2012, 3:17 PM
@ antonio

yeah i love me some godzilla action,i hope it doesn't turnout like godzilla(1998) that sucked big time.
campblood - 5/19/2012, 3:37 PM
i have to admit i am kind of disturbed by the rule 34 hitgirl art that came out after the movie
ManofSteel23 - 5/19/2012, 3:51 PM
I liked 1998 godzilla just because I was 7 then and didnt watch/know about the original films and I still like it today...its just you fans of the original lol but now I know why people didnt like it,wonder if the reboot is set in america again,well I hope it is,I wouldnt go see a japanese/chinese film lol
FlixMentallo21 - 5/19/2012, 3:52 PM
They better not impede the production of the new Godzilla--I want to see if Gareth Edwards is true to his word.
JackSass - 5/19/2012, 3:56 PM
all about the Godzilla!

marvel72 - 5/19/2012, 4:08 PM
@ pux
@ superman2013
@ durf6199

checkout this reveiw,its pretty much how i feel about the movie.

Destroyer14 - 5/19/2012, 4:14 PM
Well okay then, basically no new info whatsoever. And the 98 film was awful.
antonio - 5/19/2012, 4:16 PM
98 Is a guilty pleasure for me. I think because of the nostalgia factor. It's a really good monster movie, but bad Godzilla movie.
Destroyer14 - 5/19/2012, 4:17 PM
The 98 film had some of the corniest writing I've ever seen in a blockbuster.
Destroyer14 - 5/19/2012, 4:31 PM
I'm the biggest G fan on this site, the 98 film not only used the name in vain, but had some of the worst written characters in a blockbuster.
BJD - 5/19/2012, 4:45 PM
@Destroyer14: as far as fan obsessiveness goes...I could easily go toe-to-toe with ya mate. But I agree with you about the 98 film. It's like Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin's brain trust for that movie was a troop of circus clowns.

BJD - 5/19/2012, 4:50 PM
I was hoping for a little more from Gareth Edwards on this...well at least I know it's still getting made. This long spell of no news had me a little worried for a while.
marvel72 - 5/19/2012, 4:56 PM
@ bjd

that's a pretty bold statement,i know destroyer14 better than i know you so i really don't know how big a fan you are.

but destroyer14 eats,shits & sleeps godzilla-just through this site,his the biggest godzilla fan i know.
BJD - 5/19/2012, 5:08 PM
@Marvel72: Except for Godzilla 1985 (first movie Godzilla I saw) I watched every Godzilla movie from the Heisei series in Japanese without subtitles over and over. As a kid I saved my allowance so I could pay various people to get them from directly from Japan. It wasn't until about 1998 I found about the bootleg videos with subtitles
JazzBebopHero - 5/19/2012, 5:09 PM
I hope they get this new Godzilla film right. It should have a serious tone, similar to GMK Dai Kaiju Sogogeki. I saw that twice in theaters in Japan. My exact thoughts were, "this is a how a Godzilla movie should be done."

I hope this updated Gareth Edwards Godzilla films brings justice and awesomeness back to the King of the Monsters.
Destroyer14 - 5/19/2012, 5:21 PM
It does me good to see such dedicated fans on this site.

And I bet none of you has spent over a $100 on a single Godzilla figure. ;)
marvel72 - 5/19/2012, 5:29 PM
@ BJD

sorry i may of offended you with my comment,it wasn't meant to be but when i read it back i thought it might.

that's cool mate,i've seen a few but not all of them by the sounds of things you do sound like you're really into it in a big way.

i wouldn't mind seeing all of this one.

Bandrews1 - 5/19/2012, 6:00 PM
I really enjoyed the movie Monsters, so I'm looking forward to see what Gareth Edwards does with Godzilla. And Supercrooks had me hooked from the first issue, and I would love to see a movie based on that, even though I've never seen any of the directors work, but I've heard good things.
kookevin3 - 5/19/2012, 6:03 PM
I hope when Godzilla does hit theatres, they finally give us a region 1 dvd of Godzilla 1985 and Godzilla vs. Biollante. I need to complete my collection :(
BJD - 5/19/2012, 6:04 PM
@Marvel 72: I don't offend easy..and nothing you said even smacked of attitude anyway, so don't worry bro.

@Destroyer 14: nope you're right I never did spend that kind of money on a Godzilla figurine. That honor is all yours my friend...
BJD - 5/19/2012, 6:06 PM
@Marvel 72: if you want to watch King Kong vs Godzilla, I think all you have to do is search through YOUTUBE. I remember watching the whole movie on it one night. Though I can't remember if it was in parts or whole.
kookevin3 - 5/19/2012, 7:14 PM
I never spent that much on a G figure, then sh monsterarts came out.
GodzillaKart - 5/19/2012, 7:20 PM
Holy shit Bale is a shitty Batman.
BJD - 5/19/2012, 7:25 PM
The more I look at Gareth Edwards smug F-ing face the more I realize that he's the wrong man for the job.
Bodwulf - 5/19/2012, 7:41 PM
SKRRRRREEEEEEEEONK!
ThatOneDude - 5/19/2012, 8:08 PM
I hope that the Big G finally gets the badass remake he deserves!!!
pro346 - 5/19/2012, 8:30 PM
I think im more excited about pacific rim than godzilla...remember when everyone thought it was the new godzilla movie.
Destroyer14 - 5/19/2012, 9:40 PM
You can read my thoughts on the 'update' here.

http://destroyers-editorialsandreviews.blogspot.com/2012/05/godzilla-gets-updateor-does-it.html
thewolverine73 - 5/19/2012, 10:10 PM
I hope this new godzilla movie kicks ass cuz the 98 did definitly suck, ive been watching godzilla since i was a kid and now im 26 and i feel like a little kid again when i heard they were doing another Godzilla movie. I SO CAN NOT WAIT FOR IT!!!! GO GO GODZILLA
Gnyah123 - 5/20/2012, 10:46 AM
another big godzilla fan right here!! i never seen the japan movies but i heard about them seen pictures n wat not. and i was a even bigger fan when the 1998 1 came out but thats cuz i was 7 etc..
i got 2 godzilla toys one from the 1998 movie thats huge...then a small one from the movies...then i got a medium size one from the japan movies ...i still have them well my lil bro does i gave them to him
BANG!!!! biggest godzilla fan here i think
Gnyah123 - 5/20/2012, 10:50 AM
as for the this new movie i hope its [frick]ing good!
i think it shud be dark/intense kinda action like film u know...they have to get him right..if its using a cgi suit or a costume...or just cgi computer wise they gotta nail it and get it right! make him big scary!..fire breathing...huge monster!!
hopefully!!...we wont get a repeat of the 1998 movie where its godzilla vs. the humans...i wannt see godzills vs. a another big ass monster!! i wanna see missiles flying every where...i wanna see buildings destroyed! i want people to die in this movie! lol i want it all!! dont screw me with this new film plz!! legendary..
i also think it shud be rated R but i doubt thats going to happen...probably pg-13..
ronnie42 - 5/20/2012, 4:01 PM
Hopefully it has a mix of american godzilla, japanses godzilla since loved the idea of a more realistic godzilla but I love the destruction in the japanese zilla's. Hopefully the legendary godzilla isn't a guy in a suit.lol
fistofthenorthstar - 5/20/2012, 6:33 PM
GO, GO GODZILLA!!
ChristopherJohnson - 5/22/2012, 10:47 AM
Gareth sounded very passionate about Toho, I've no doubt this is in good hands. I now also own the first piece of Godzilla merch he's ever signed!

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