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.