The news surrounding the production of Godzilla: King of Monsters keeps getting better and better for horror fans. First, we learned that Michael Dougherty (the writer/director of Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus) would be co-writing (along with collaborator Zach Shields) and directing the project. Then we learned that Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown was cast in the film, hot off her tremendous success with the popular Netflix project. Today, The Hollywood Reporter, um, reports that Vera Farmiga will be playing Brown’s mother in the film!
With less than a month away from the release of Kong: Skull Island, a number of alternate posters have been released for the film. Along with the Apocalypse Now inspired poster, the Japanese poster for the return of King Kong has many fans calling friends and relatives overseas to locate one.
The poster is a monster mash of characters and colors and features a Dino De Laurentiis-like Kong in the center, surrounded by helicopters, a bark beetle, skull crawlers, and a number of natives and soldiers. The poster bears more than a passing resemblance to classic ToHo Studios’ Godzilla posters, which were well known for fitting as much action and monsters as humanly possible on a 24″ x 36″ print. read more
Last week we reported that Legendary Pictures’ sequel to their Godzilla film would be directed by horror favorite Michael Dougherty. The news dropped after he had been writing the project over the past couple of months with his longtime collaborator, Zach Shields. The good news continues with today’s announcement that Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown will star in the film! The official title for the movie is Godzilla: King of Monsters.
Brown has had an exceptional year with her breakout role as Eleven on the show. This new announcement comes after her receiving both People’s Choice and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her work in Stranger Things. Given her critical and popular success at such a young age, her starring role in this hotly anticipated sequel will only heighten her to new levels of stardom. read more
With the announcement of Godzilla 2’s director being named this week (Michael Dougherty),the upcoming release of Kong: Skull Island in early March, and an upcoming Rampage film in the works, it is clear that people all over the world still get excited about giant monsters.
The homeland of the “King of Monsters” is no different as Shin Godzilla finished second in overall box office returns for 2016 in Japan. Shin Godzilla (also known as Godzilla Resurgence) finished second only to Anime sensation Your Name in terms of ticket sales, ending with $75,398,709 at the Japanese box office. It was also the highest grossing Godzilla film in the history of the character in Japan. read more
First announced at San Diego Comic-Con in 2014, Kong: Skull Island looks like it may be on its way to being the successful reboot of the legendary King Kong story that Legendary Pictures is hoping for. While a trailer was released this past July at San Diego Comic-Con, a new trailer was released today that finally gives the world a full look at the iconic Kong.
Kong: Skull Island is the first film in what Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures are hoping will be a huge franchise culminating in a King Kong versus Godzilla film. The film stars Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly and Brie Larson and is slated for a March 2017 release. read more
Tickets are now on sale for the North American premiere of Shin Godzilla. The film is set to screen in more than 400 theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada for the week of October 11th.
Along with the ticket sale announcement, a brand new US theatrical trailer has also been released for the film, which is co-directed by Hideaki Anno (creator of “Evangelion”) and Shinji Higuchi. The minute and a half trailer features Godzilla stomping across the landscape, battling the military and terrorizing the Japanese. read more
The first trailer in the reboot of Toho’s Godzilla franchise has been released. Godzilla Resurgence is a full reboot of the series and the first film since 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars to be released. Neon Genesis Evangelion co-creator Hideaki Anno and Gamera storyboard artist Shinji Higuchi co-directed the film. Hideaki wrote the script to the film, which will premiere in Japan July 29th. You can view the trailer below.