GODZILLA (2014) Press Release
An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Gareth Edwards directs GODZILLA which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (KICK-ASS), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (THE LAST SAMURAI, INCEPTION), Elizabeth Olsen (MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE), Oscar winner Juliette Binoche (THE ENGLISH PATIENT, COSMOPOLIS), and Sally Hawkins (BLUE JASMINE), with Oscar nominee David Strathairn (GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK., THE BOURNE LEGACY) and Bryan Cranston (ARGO, TV’s BREAKING BAD).
Edwards directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein and Oscar nominee Frank Darabont (THE GREEN MILE, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION), story by David Callaham and Max Borenstein, based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Patricia Whitcher and Alex Garcia are serving as executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno (GODZILLA VS HEDORAH) and Kenji Okuhira.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-nominated director of photography Seamus McGarvey (ANNA KARENINA, ATONEMENT); production designer Owen Paterson (THE MATRIX trilogy); editor Bob Ducsay (LOOPER); Oscar-nominated costume designer Sharen Davis (DREAMGIRLS, RAY, DJANGO UNCHAINED); and Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Jim Rygiel (the LORD OF THE RINGS films). The score is being created by Oscar-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat (ARGO, THE KING’S SPEECH).
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures production, a Gareth Edwards film, GODZILLA. Slated to open on May 16, 2014, the film is expected to be presented in 3D, 2D and IMAX in select theatres and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.
Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment.
For more information on Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- GODZILLA RETURNS!
- Legendary Pictures Previews GODZILLA and PACIFIC RIM at Comic-Con
- Legendary Pictures Sets GODZILLA Release Date
- Warner Bros and Legendary Announce Cast and Start of Production for GODZILLA