Rejected Concept Art for the New GODZILLA

Rejected Concept Art for the New GODZILLA

G-fan Magazine all the way back in Februaray published two versions of Godzilla that were rejected by Legendary Pictures.



Like I said these were posted almost a year ago in the magazine, but outside of a few Godzilla fan communities this didn't seem to get picked up by most sites. I think it is certainly worth a peek. As you can see the first version is much more like the original design of Godzilla, while the other one has more of a T-Rex like look to it. It Reminds me of the Roland Emmerich version.



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Sanderman - 1/16/2012, 11:11 PM
Wonder which one they chose then
DividedIStand80 - 1/16/2012, 11:11 PM
Looks like Godzilla; whats the problem?
alucard365 - 1/16/2012, 11:23 PM
Godzilla
Jolt17 - 1/16/2012, 11:48 PM
Hey, Destroyer buddy, where are you? :P

Looking good enough to me...eh, after a second thought, just the first one. The second one looks too much similar to a dinosaur. Coming from a guy who has zero knowledge about Godzilla, though, so I can't say anything else.
sarahsatire - 1/17/2012, 12:10 AM
I choose option D.

spiderneil - 1/17/2012, 12:33 AM
looks good to me. obviously the one they choose will be better...okay, maybe not.
NeoBaggins - 1/17/2012, 12:41 AM
So basically, they looked at the art and said "No, no, no. It has to suck. Now get those outta here!"
SamHell - 1/17/2012, 12:49 AM
whats the deal?
Wallnutt - 1/17/2012, 1:11 AM
Looks grand to me. Itl be upsetting if they go with something worse then this
Maia87 - 1/17/2012, 1:47 AM
FAKE. From the rejected Godzilla movie from 1994. Stan Winston worked on it.

Search "godzilla stan winston" on google.
EarOne - 1/17/2012, 3:16 AM
maybe cuz they look TOO MUCH like the classic Godzilla and lacking in the fresh twist to it.
Bodwulf - 1/17/2012, 3:21 AM
Godzilla vs Galactus!
SSSSKKKRRREEEEEEEONK!
This is the only foe worthy of Godzilla!
GUNSMITH - 1/17/2012, 3:39 AM
I THINK THEYRE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING OF A NEW LOOK BUT REMINISENT OF WHAT WE LOVE FROM GODZILLA, I DUNNO, THAT FIRST PIC LOOKS DEAD ON..I LIKE THESE CONCEPTS, I WANNA SEE AGGRESSIVE, A BRAWLER MONSTER..AND HE BETTER BE PITTED AGAINST ANOTHER MONSTER..





NO ON JURRASSIC PARK LOOKING GODZILLAS!

Ace101 - 1/17/2012, 3:40 AM
Oh no its GODZIRRA!!!

Theres only one thing in this world that can stop it .....

ITS MORPHIN TIME!!! MEGA DRAGONZORD POWER UP!!
GUNSMITH - 1/17/2012, 3:56 AM
DINO GODZILLAS DONT WORK..



NO MORE DRY HUMPING THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING...
SuperSomething616 - 1/17/2012, 4:02 AM
Whats wrong with the first one?
marvel72 - 1/17/2012, 4:18 AM
is this film still being made,isn't it due to come out next year?
preacher - 1/17/2012, 5:41 AM
Damn Gunsmith! That second from the top pic looks [frick]ing badass!!!!!!! Wish they'd make a film with THAT Godzilla!
ThaMessenger07 - 1/17/2012, 6:04 AM
I love the DP going on with that Japanese Temple, Godzilla & King Kong.......


That's Hot.....
comicb00kguy - 1/17/2012, 6:21 AM
I'm just curious as to what they chose to go with if these are the rejected ideas. I like both of them, especially the first one.

GodzillaKart - 1/17/2012, 6:26 AM
Glad they were rejected. Those two are, well, Godzillafarts at best. Yes they look like Godzilla...like the most boring Godzilla ever.

That sculpture Gunsmith posted, on the other hand, is awesome. Looks like Godzilla but also looks dynamic and terrifying. I hope they go with something like that.
JackBauer - 1/17/2012, 7:09 AM
The Godzilla from the 90's was a great design. The movie itself sucked.
ThaMessenger07 - 1/17/2012, 7:11 AM
The Next Godzilla needs to have a Monster for him to fight. And that concept Statue needs to be the look.


Gmoney84 - 1/17/2012, 7:27 AM
@Gunsmith, those concept pieces need to be utilized for the next film. Those are BOSS as sh!t!
GUNSMITH - 1/17/2012, 8:10 AM



THIS DESIGN RIGHT HERE THOUGH LOOKED A BIT EXTREME..




SpideyQuad - 1/17/2012, 8:13 AM
"Gorgira"!
SpideyQuad - 1/17/2012, 8:15 AM
Looks like Carnage is on his back... Carnage Godzilla!
GUNSMITH - 1/17/2012, 8:22 AM
OTHER REJECTED ART..


GUNSMITH - 1/17/2012, 8:24 AM
GOOD THING THEY REJECTED THE HAIRY GODZILLA WITH FRIGG'N PEACOCK FEATHERS...SHEESH.
Destroyer14 - 1/17/2012, 8:33 AM
Reminds me of the Heisei look, not bad.
AGENTJAY1130 - 1/17/2012, 8:35 AM
GUNSMITH i agree! I LIKE THE OTHER ONES HE LOOKS BAD ASS!!!
Destroyer14 - 1/17/2012, 8:43 AM
The second one is too much like a T-Rex, the first one would have been fine.

I'm late to the party Jolt, heh.
GUNSMITH - 1/17/2012, 8:44 AM
plasticman - 1/17/2012, 8:55 AM
With some of the designs tossed around they look more like Godzilla's brother...Spikezilla. The first rejected design in this article was probably due to a snouty looking face and the second for being to jurassic.

With the high level of these concepts that are rejected that gives great hope that what they have chosen will be totally awesome.
GUNSMITH - 1/17/2012, 9:01 AM
AGREED PLASTICMAN.
Jolt17 - 1/17/2012, 9:08 AM
Destroyer: Well, at least you're not so late. :P

Wow, GUNSMITH has some nice stuffs there, anyway. Again, I have zero knowledge regarding this monster...but if what he posted there is picked, I might go see the movie.
Destroyer14 - 1/17/2012, 9:14 AM
You should see the movie regardless Jolt.
plasticman - 1/17/2012, 9:46 AM
Speaking of giant beasts frolicking along the Pacific Rim any idea what the latest is on that project? I haven't heard anything about Pacific Rim in a while.
GodzillaKart - 1/17/2012, 9:55 AM
The theropod feathers on that recent version are silly.
GUNSMITH - 1/17/2012, 10:20 AM
THE SKINNY ON PACIFIC RIM..



Not much is known about Pacific Rim yet, other than it’s about giant monsters and will allow del Toro to create a “new world” of beastly creatures. That’s only halfway accurate. This project will give the Hellboy filmmaker the opportunity to create two worlds.

The first is an alternate version of Earth in the near future, decades after a historic date in November 2012 when the first kaiju, a towering Godzilla-like beast, emerged from a hole in the Pacific Ocean and attacked the city of Osaka, Japan. The second is “The Anteverse,” another universe on the other side of that gaping portal, 5 miles below our ocean’s surface.

Since the first attack, the rim has been “spitting out” a variety of gigantic monsters at an increasing rate, which then stride out of the ocean and begin destroying sea-bordering cities, like Tokyo and Los Angeles. In order to combat these monstrous, otherworldly menaces, the military developed the “Jaeger” program, which trains teams of two pilots to jointly operate massive, building-sized mechanized suits of armor and high-tech weaponry.

Within the first act alone, we are given enough detailed background on the god-like Jaeger systems, its shared neural piloting system (called “pons”), and the relentless beasts. But Beacham is an absolute master at immediately establishing characters and their conflicts.

The central character is Raleigh Antrobus, 23, a skilled Jaeger pilot still wrestling emotionally with the loss of his co-pilot and biological brother, Yance, during a mission a year earlier. The ordeal has wreaked havoc on his mind spirit, leaving him with ghostly nightmares of the battle from the shared “pons” experience. After the initial setup, the damaged hero is recruited to re-join the task force in Tokyo, where pilots are in demand, and team with a fellow “leftover,” 22-year-old female Japanese pilot Mako Mori. Naturally, the language barrier (among other things) presents an issue for the out-of-sync duo, meaning an even steeper learning curve for the unprecedented pairing.

Meanwhile, Felicity “Flick” Kincaid, a journalist and Yance’s former fiancée, circles the globe (ours) to discover answers about this mysterious rift and the origins of its intensifying threat.

Without ruining any more surprises (past the first act), there are several different species of towering kaiju, each with their own unique characteristics, and the clashes between monster and machine are epic in scale. Beacham has even developed his own glossary and lingo for his characters, a blend of scientific and military jargon used to describe the elements of this fully fleshed out reality, much like the shorthand in Cameron’s Avatar or the developing mecha-warrior versus aliens movie All You Need is Kill.

Now if that doesn't get all of you giant monster maniacs all worked up then nothing will.

As it looks today "Pacific Rim" should hit theaters in 2013.

Honestly ... I can't wait!
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