Legendary has announced their plans to give the giant atomic lizard another shot at big screen urban destruction. There’s really not much else to be said about that, aside from the fact that there’s apparently going to be a simultaneous revival that’ll manifest as a 40-minute 3D Imax movie from GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH director Yoshimitsu Banno. Audiences will feel like they, themselves, are getting crushed under a big scalely foot.
It’s been about 12 years since that awful American version which, despite critics and audiences’ dislike, managed to gross something around $400 million worldwide. Legendary Pictures, which has produced the upcoming CLASH OF THE TITANS remake and blockbusters like THE DARK KNIGHT, asserts that this will have no relation to it, thankfully. Though, I’ll confess that the ‘98 flick’s landed in my select category of “bad movie, good theme song” as Diddy sampling Led Zepplin while having a dance-off with the big lizard will always appeal to me.
I suppose the only question now, goes to you, the radioactively-mutated Anime Vice community. Would you prefer a well-rendered CGI Godzilla or man-in-rubber-suit Godzilla for this? Would you hope to see Godzilla wrestle in a tie-in with Kaiju Big Battel, like I do?
-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this April - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.