Here is one I didn’t think I’d see, or even think I want to see. I mean, the one by Roland Emmerich was pretty bad, and the Japanese company that produced the movies even went on to make a few more films after the 1998 American film came out (I think they even had a character say that something surfaced in NYC and that they thought it was Godzilla, but it wasn’t–a nice knock on a stupid movie), and I think they even retired the character for a little bit.
So, why the insistence on bringing back this character? Why not? Hollywood has been so lazy recently that I’m surprised a movie based on Tetris or Pong isn’t in the works. I mean, I’m full of ideas and fully capable of writing a script.Â I went to school for film, I’m currently writing a few scripts, a few original ideas, why don’t they come knocking on my door?
Ohh look! I scared them away. My stories aren’t backed by an already existing franchise…sigh…I guess I’ll just keep writing…
Although, I do think a game based on Frogger would do well… 😛
Godzilla Reborn!by Clint Morris (Thursday, August 13th, 2009 at 9:29 pm )
Thereâ€™s a fire-breathing monster headed towards Hollywood and Vineâ€¦ and it ainâ€™t a Weinstein.
Bloody Disgusting reports that a new â€œGodzillaâ€ picture is in the works. Legendary Pictures, the crowd behind superhero jaunts â€œWatchmenâ€ and â€˜The Dark Knightâ€, are reportedly behind the Jurassic creatureâ€™s Tinseltown resurgence. There’s no other details at this stage.
The last time Hollywood tackled the Japanese Lizard things didnâ€™t work out so well. 1998â€™s â€œGodzillaâ€, starring Matthew Broderick, and directed by Roland Emmerich, wasnâ€™t just slammed by fans, it was a box office disappointment to boot. Tri Star had originally hoped itâ€™d be the first chapter in a new franchise (hence the final sequence of the first film â€“ with Godzillaâ€™s eggs hatching at Madison Square Gardens).
More on this as it comes to handâ€¦