Legendary Pictures' GODZILLA 3D To Be Released On The Same Day As NINJA TURTLES
We still don't know an awful lot about Godzilla, although the early footage shown off by director Gareth Edwards certainly impressed those lucky enough to see it at the San Diego Comic-Con. Oh, and your eyes don't deceive you - they are indeed planning to release it in 3D!
THE ICONIC MOVIE MONSTER GODZILLA STOMPS INTO THEATERS ON MAY 16, 2014
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have slated their take on the classic Godzilla franchise to kick off the Summer moviegoing season on May 16, 2014. The joint announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, and by Legendary Pictures.
Toho Co., Ltd.’s Godzilla franchise contains one of the most widely recognized movie monsters worldwide, including more than 25 films, multiple television programs, video games and book series. Legendary, which has been developing the project, and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner. The project will fall under Legendary’s overall agreement with Warner Bros.
The film is directed by Gareth Edwards, who earned worldwide acclaim for his feature directorial debut, “Monsters.” Edwards directs from a screenplay by David Callaham (“The Expendables” films), David S. Goyer (the “Dark Knight” trilogy) and Max Borenstein (upcoming “The Seventh Son”). Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce, along with Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher will serve as executive producers alongside Doug Davison, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. The tent pole film is expected to be presented in 3D.
At this point, it's extremely likely that the Michael Bay produced Ninja Turtles will be pushed back, especially as work on it seems to be moving at an incredibly slow pace. This is yet another fairly confident move from Warner Bros., after they recently upset some fans with the decision to release The Hobbit: There and Back Again on the same day as X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, if the two films do open opposite one another, which do you think will come out on top at the box office? Sound off with your thoughts below!
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