David Callaham (The Expendables, Doom) is currently writing a draft of Godzilla.
http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-capt ... s-director
Not sure what to make of this. Movies go through SO many uncredited rewrites that unless you're a writer/director or a very high profile writer like Aaron Sorkin or Charlie Kaufman, its hard to know how much of the credited writer's work is being shown on screen. The WGA only credits to people who have the most STORY elements in the film as the screenwriters, rather than how close the final shooting script was to the final product- often, the author of the FINAL script polish isn't credited since they didn't contribute anything new to the basic story. For example, Edward Norton wrote the final draft of the Incredible Hulk, dialogue and all, and isn't credited. Frank Darabont wrote the final draft of Collateral, Quentin Tarantino wrote Crimson Tide, etc, etc. And on the other end, John Carpenter is credited as the screenwriter on Eyes of Laura Mars, yet the final script is NOTHING like the final film, even on some very basic levels. Heck, Elliot and Russo still got credits on GINO, which used NONE of their script. Same goes for David Hayter's screenwriter credit on Watchmen
(which didn't use his script at all).
And since both the Expendables
have other writers' credited, there's no way we know how much of Callaham's script was or wasn't used.
So I'm neither opposed or excited. I try not to judge screenwriters since its such an ambiguous credit.