Hollywood’s Go-To Superhero Writer Taking a Crack at Godzilla

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David Goyer has written for some major Hollywood superheroes, including Superman, Batman, and Blade. (Okay, maybe not so much Blade.) Now he’s taking a crack at Japan’s angriest atomic breath-superhero/villain/reluctant defender of the masses — Godzilla.

Legendary Pictures has brought Goyer onboard to pen his own draft on the reboot for “Monsters” director Gareth Edwards, who signed on a while ago.

Legendary’s approach to the Hollywood version is said to be as “authentic” as possible. We’ll see, I guess.

Here’s a little known fact: although it was widely reviled by critics and fans alike, 1998’s “Godzilla” (Hollywood’s last big-budget take on the overgrown reptile) actually turned a pretty nice profit. Made for $130 million, the film went on to gross $379 million worldwide. Even if you were to tab the film with advertising costs equal to its production budget, the film would still come out $100 million ahead, not including DVD, cable, and other ancillary sales.

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  • Dubs

    Unless it has a japanese dude in a rubber suit it’s not going to be godzilla period. Maybe a fun monster movie like the 1998 godzilla. But then again i still want to see it stomp the shit out of CGI buildings with it’s cute CGI paws though. Purrrr.

    Oh and please get that lizard some aliens and monsters to fight with this time round!