The new Godzilla movie from Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment and director Gareth Edwards has an official release date and that is to be May 16th, 2014.
This past Summer at the San Diego Comic-Con saw the surprise announcement of the Godzilla movie with a teaser and art revealed, in addition to a possible first look at the monster.
Via the press release below we see Gareth Edwards "will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner."
THE ICONIC MOVIE MONSTER GODZILLA STOMPS INTO THEATERS ON MAY 16, 2014
BURBANK, CA, September 13, 2012 ‚Äď Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have slated their take on the classic Godzilla franchise to kick off the Summer moviegoing season on May 16, 2014. The joint announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, and by Legendary Pictures.
Toho Co., Ltd.‚Äôs Godzilla franchise contains one of the most widely recognized movie monsters worldwide, including more than 25 films, multiple television programs, video games and book series. Legendary, which has been developing the project, and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner. The project will fall under Legendary‚Äôs overall agreement with Warner Bros.
The film is directed by Gareth Edwards, who earned worldwide acclaim for his feature directorial debut, ‚ÄúMonsters.‚ÄĚ¬Ě Edwards directs from a screenplay by David Callaham (‚ÄúThe Expendables‚ÄĚ¬Ě films), David S. Goyer (the ‚ÄúDark Knight‚ÄĚ¬Ě trilogy) and Max Borenstein (upcoming ‚ÄúThe Seventh Son‚ÄĚ¬Ě). Legendary‚Äôs Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce, along with Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher will serve as executive producers alongside Doug Davison, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. The tent pole film is expected to be presented in 3D.