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Get Ready to Travel Over the Rainbow in New ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Trailer

Set to a haunting instrumental version of  the song Judy Garland made famous way back in 1939 in The Wizard of Oz, the latest trailer for the upcoming Godzilla sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, is guaranteed to send kaiju fans “Over the Rainbow”.

The brief clip jams more monsters than you can shake a stick at in the exactly one minute long teaser, giving viewers generous shots of Rodan, Mothra, Ghidorah, and of course, the biggest star in Hollywood, Godzilla.

The film is directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus) and stars Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, The Conjuring), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Bradley Whitford (Get Out); Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street), and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton).  Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins (who appeared in Gareth Edwards franchise starter in 2014) will also return to the film, reprising their roles from the previous monster mash. read more

Mothra, Ghidorah, & Rodan Star in Trio of New ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Movie Posters

Godzilla fans love fantastic beasts, and the publicity department for King of the Monsters wants to make sure they know exactly where to find them! This week’s king-sized trailer features new clips of fan-favorites Mothra, Ghidorah, and Rodan in action, and Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have followed up on the hype with a new series of poster art for each monster. You can view each of them in all of their glory as they hover far above military helicopters and planes, and loom over precarious looking skylines: read more

Monsters Inherit the Earth in ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Trailer

After a long wait, the much-anticipated trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters has arrived. The preview of the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, promises world-wide chaos and in addition to Godzilla, give us the slightest glimpse of Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah. When these ancient titans rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus), Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, The Conjuring), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Bradley Whitford (Get Out); Charles Dance (HBO’s Game of Thrones), Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street), and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton). Both Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins return to the MonsterVerse reprising their Godzilla roles. read more

Rest in Peace: Original ‘Godzilla’ Suit Actor Haruo Nakajima Dead at 88

We here at Horror News Network are saddened to report that Haruo Nakajima, the talented actor who portrayed the legendary Godzilla in every film from the original 1954 classic to 1972’s Godzilla vs. Gigan, has passed away at the age of 88. Nakajima’s other monster roles included Toho, Mothra, and even King Kong in 1967’s King Kong Escapes. Before his big break into famous monster characters, Nakajima performed in small roles in Japanese samurai and war films. He even played the part of a bandit in Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. read more

Warner Bros. Releases Official Synopsis for ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

Principal photography for the next Godzilla movie has officially begun today! While previous reports pegged the title as Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Warner Bros.’ press release from today did not specifically reference the title of the film by name. To coincide with the start of filming for the movie, Warner Bros. has released an official synopsis which reveals some key elements of the upcoming project:

“The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.” read more