GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Trailer and Production Info From Warner Bros.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures press release
Official Site: godzillamovie.com
Following the global success of GODZILLA and KONG: SKULL ISLAND comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.
The film was directed by Michael Dougherty (KRAMPUS), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (UP IN THE AIR, THE CONJURING films), and Ken Watanabe (THE LAST SAMURAI) and Sally Hawkins (BLUE JASMINE), both reprising their GODZILLA roles; Kyle Chandler (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA); Millie Bobby Brown (STRANGER THINGS) in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford (GET OUT); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s SILICON VALLEY); Charles Dance (HBO’s GAME OF THRONES); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON); Aisha Hinds (STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS); and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi (MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON).
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.
Dougherty directed from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The film was produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni, with Zach Shields, Barry H. Waldman, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers, and Alexandra Mendes and Jay Ashenfelter co-producing for Legendary.
Behind the scenes, Dougherty’s creative team includes director of photography Lawrence Sher, whose past credits include WAR DOGS and GODZILLA, for which he handled additional photography; production designer Scott Chambliss (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS); editors Roger Barton (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES, the TRANSFORMERS films), Oscar nominee Richard Pearson (UNITED 93, KONG: SKULL ISLAND), and Bob Ducsay (GODZILLA, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI); costume designer Louise Migenbach (the X-MEN and HANGOVER films); and Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron (GODZILLA, GHOST IN THE SHELL, and part of the Oscar-winning team behind LIFE OF PI).
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS hits theaters beginning May 31, 2019. It will be distributed in 3D and 2D and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.
About Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures has been at the forefront of the motion picture industry since its inception and continues to be a leading creative force in the industry.
Warner Bros. Pictures produces and distributes a wide-ranging slate of some 18-22 films each year, employing a business paradigm that mitigates risk while maximizing productivity and capital. Warner Bros. Pictures either fully finances or co-finances the films it produces and maintains worldwide distribution rights. It further monetizes its distribution and marketing operations by distributing films that are totally financed and produced by others. Current multi-faceted co-financing joint ventures include those with Village Roadshow Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Warner Bros. Pictures also has a distribution, co-financing deal with Alcon Entertainment.
About Legendary Entertainment
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to worldwide audiences. Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $14 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit legendary.com.
About Toho Company. Ltd.
Founded in 1932, Toho Co., Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of the Godzilla films, as well as most of the films by the world-renowned director, Akira Kurosawa. Besides film production, Toho also distributes Japanese films (earning the highest box office receipts for decades in Japan) as well as foreign films through its subsidiary, owns first class movie theaters throughout Japan, produces legitimate plays and musicals, and has more than 100 entertainment-related subsidiaries.