Update! : Variety has confirmed Bloody Disgusting’s scoop (From last August) regarding Legendary Pictures developing a new “Godzilla” movie. Legendary will co-produce and co-finance with Warners.
Here’s the Original Story…
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€¦