Gareth Edwards And Max Borenstein Talk In Detail About The Tone Of GODZILLA

Director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) and writer Max Borenstein (Seventh Son) talk in detail about the grounded tone of their upcoming Godzilla reboot, commenting on making the monster an "anti-hero" of sorts. Hit the jump to check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 4/22/2014

An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.




Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Inception), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (The English PatientCosmopolis), and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck.The Bourne Legacy) and Bryan Cranston (Argo, TV's Breaking Bad).
Source: IGN Movies
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Gamera623 - 4/22/2014, 6:59 AM
First?
Nomis1800 - 4/22/2014, 7:00 AM
THE KING!
Gamera623 - 4/22/2014, 7:01 AM
Woot!
This is easily my #1 most anticipated movie of the year.

I love me some comic book superheroes....but a seriously toned Godzilla movie? Nothings topping that for me.

Dear God please dont dissapoint.
GodzillaKart - 4/22/2014, 7:08 AM
My most anticipated film of the year as well! Cap was my #2 and did not disappoint.
MrCBM56 - 4/22/2014, 7:14 AM
Movie looks beyond amazing.
ibravosp5 - 4/22/2014, 7:14 AM
Easily the movie of the year next to cap
ibravosp5 - 4/22/2014, 7:14 AM
But I'm curious, if Godzilla is going to fight another monster is he the good guy?
GodzillaKart - 4/22/2014, 7:21 AM
@ibravosp5: In the video the director and writer say he is a force of nature and humans are insignificant to him, but they also call him an anti-hero.
Gamera623 - 4/22/2014, 7:21 AM
I hope they do it right and there is no good guy.
Just 2 monsters attacking each other and neither one gives a fig about humanity.
Just like in Godzilla Raids Again.
OniGoji - 4/22/2014, 7:23 AM
Happy to know that they are open to sequels, but I'm even more satisfied that they are just focusing solely on this one movie, just focus on Godzilla's origin story from beginning to end. A complete story. And if it's successful, THEN open the flood gates for a sequel.

Can't wait for GODZILLA!!!!
ralfinader - 4/22/2014, 7:28 AM
This director gets it. Looking forward to this big time.
BlinkyStark - 4/22/2014, 7:29 AM
Even though it is in the middle of two big superhero movies(DOFP <-crap and TASM2) I hope it does good business

that leaked wonder con footage is awesome beyond words

I got freaking goosebumps from that sh!t
SuperCat - 4/22/2014, 7:32 AM
beane2099 - 4/22/2014, 7:32 AM
OK, my original comment:

"Without reading/watching this I'm gonna go ahead and say they took a grounded, gritty and realistic approach to the story? Like how would the world really react to these creatures?"

And I was completely wrong. Listening to them talk, it sounds like they totally get it. They didn't throw around those typical buzz terms. They talked from the heart.
beane2099 - 4/22/2014, 7:33 AM
@ SuperCat

Godzilla Vs Barkley got turned into a comic by the folks at Dark Horse. I still have it.
IminentEminence - 4/22/2014, 7:35 AM
Yeah, it really looks like they got it right this time. It gives me hope for Fantastic Four. So, we got like tens years or so left on that?
SuperCat - 4/22/2014, 7:36 AM
@ beane2099

You're kidding? I never knew that. Gonna take a look online...
Gusto - 4/22/2014, 7:37 AM
Ha! Nomis is #1 in the public square.
SuperCat - 4/22/2014, 7:37 AM
Oh sh*t. You're right!

MantiniuMan - 4/22/2014, 7:43 AM
Most anticipated films this year:
GODZILLA
INTERSTELLAR
SECRET SERVICE
Gamera623 - 4/22/2014, 7:47 AM
@ TheRedSon
Agreed on Interstellar and Godzilla.
Id also say Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Never heard of Secret Service...I must do research. :)
Kyos - 4/22/2014, 8:12 AM
This is up there with the Guardians and Interstellar as one of my most anticipated moves this year! Looks just great so far!
Holmes - 4/22/2014, 8:16 AM
@Turk "This will bomb. Typical Warner." HAHAHAHAHAHA good one, Oh ur serious? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
monsterswin - 4/22/2014, 8:32 AM
Edwards seems to be saying many of the right things at least.
AsianVersionOfET - 4/22/2014, 8:42 AM
These two seem to know what they're doing…please Zeus, let this film be amazing. I will be absolutely DEVASTATED if it's anything short of spectacular.
126thst - 4/22/2014, 8:42 AM
I'm looking forward to this more than Spidey 2..
CaptainAmerica31 - 4/22/2014, 9:04 AM
^^^ same
gaikinger - 4/22/2014, 9:10 AM
I had to do a focus group at Warner Bros the other day.....the people who work there are total d!@ks!
Gamera623 - 4/22/2014, 9:14 AM
@gaikinger
Can you elaborate or give examples? I love gossip. :)
peppy - 4/22/2014, 9:15 AM
Look I like the director , the tone but the CGI looks a bit cheap and not so great
PunkRockJesus - 4/22/2014, 10:02 AM
Peppy, wha- eh- whoowhaaaaa?

RetroFit - 4/22/2014, 10:06 AM
I'm not buying it. A monster that size would require billions of calories a day just to survive. Not possible.
PunkRockJesus - 4/22/2014, 10:10 AM
Not possible??? O:



Not possible!



NOT POSSIBLE!!!!!!

symbiotics - 4/22/2014, 10:53 AM
he really knows his Godzilla stuff
Nomis1800 - 4/22/2014, 1:16 PM
Besides, I hope that if it comes to a sequel, he'll use IMAX. Godzilla seems like he was made for the IMAX format! Or is it the other way around……
capaware - 4/22/2014, 6:03 PM
I thought Edwards had already said that the sequel would be a remake of DESTROY ALL MONSTERS?
mizeatwizad52 - 4/23/2014, 3:46 AM
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