‘Godzilla’ Will Be “A Terrifying Force of Nature” Says Frank Darabont

Despite the current lawsuit that producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee brought onto Legendary Pictures, the newly hired scribe Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Mist, The Walking Dead) has been hard at work on revising the script for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla remake.

Because of the film’s plan to start shooting as early as March, you can imagine that Darabont probably hasn’t slept much these last few weeks. While speaking with i09, Darabont had some very encouraging words to say regarding Legendary’s latest creature feature. “What we’re trying to do with the new movie is not have it camp, not have it be campy. We’re kind of taking a cool new look at it… We want this to be a terrifying force of nature. And what was really cool, for me, is there was a very compelling human drama that I got to weave into it. It’s not that cliched, thinly disguised romance or bromance, or whatever. It’s different, it’s a different set of circumstances than you’re used to seeing.

Even though no one ever wants to see a film get plagued with lawsuits,  I think Legendary Pictures did the best possible thing by firing Lin and Lee to give Darabont the job. It sounds like he’s extremely confident in the route they are taking this classic monster and I for one can’t wait to see his vision on the big screen.


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If you are ever attacked by a gorilla just sit back and relax while you enjoy the once in a life time feeling of your limbs being ripped off.

16 thoughts on “‘Godzilla’ Will Be “A Terrifying Force of Nature” Says Frank Darabont

  1. More terrifying than that Roland Emmerich piece of shite? You know, the one where Godzilla takes a few steps across Central America, swims around Florida, and ends up in NYC to hatch a litter of babies in an arena he couldn’t possibly have squeezed into? How’d it get in there, the subway tunnel? Bah, it was the least of the problems with that film.

    Anyway, this is good news.

    1. lol, thank you Shawn! I couldn’t have said it better (which is why I didnt)! It took everything in me to not write about how much of a piece of crap that movie is. Ugh.

    1. I really think we are going to get the best possible version of Godzilla we could hope for with Darabont re-writing the script. At least I hope so!

      1. On a sort of but not really related note, have you watched The Mist in black and white? I have the blu-ray but haven’t sat down for that second viewing.

      2. Yes I have, it’s actually the main reason why I bought the blu because I already owned it on DVD. It’s absolutely fantastic. Think of a 1950’s flick with great CGI and there you have it.

      3. Yea, I’m stoked for it. My wife didn’t know about the black and white cut, so I’ll be showing it to her for sure. I love introducing her to awesome shit like that.

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