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

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.