Many fans eagerly awaited the release of Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla in 2014, hoping to see a return to form and a possible new franchise built around the atomic monster first created by Toho Studios in 1954. While the film quickly turned a profit with an opening weekend of close to $100 million, many detractors found Edwards’ film to be too focused on the stories of human characters (that the audience had a hard time connecting to) and most importantly, a movie too light on the kaiju action monsters lovers expected. If this is how you felt about Edwards’ version, save your money and fly as fast as you can from (on the back of Rodan perhaps) the follow-up film Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Deadline is reporting that Monsters is being turned into a television series by Vertigo Films for UK’s Channel 4. Ronan Bennett is set to oversee the series while Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith are on writing duties. Development of the series is happening quickly as there are already talks with streaming video on demand services like Netflix and Amazon.
Written and directed by Gareth Edwards, Monsters was released in December 2010. The story revolves around the sudden appearance of giant alien monsters after a NASA deep-space probe that was launched to verify alien life forms comes crashing back to earth. The US and Mexican military launch an offensive on the creatures as a photojournalist attempts to rescue his employers daughter and make it to safety. read more