Spoilers for the first twenty minutes of Godzilla have landed online as director Gareth Edwards debuted footage for an audience in Hamburg, Germany, which was the location of Edwards' directorial debut of Monsters at the Fantasty Film Festival back in 2010.
Movie Pilot was on hand and has the following Godzilla movie details:
Godzilla starts off in the past at a nuclear power plant in Tokyo. Something goes wrong with scientist Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) averting disaster.
Flash forward 15 years where physicist Daisuke Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) is in charge, and Cranston is shown in an interrogation room accusing them of hiding something, and that it's returning. He also he wants his son, Ford, back, played by Aaron-Taylor Johnson.
Ford is part of a special unit of the army in charge of delivering a certain radioactive load by train that is supposed to have an effect on the monsters.
It's noted in the report that Gareth Edwards asked them not to leak specific details about the monsters in the movie.
The skydiving scene from the trailer revealed more footage with something "enormous." Edwards is quoted as stating: "When you want to watch a movie with a kaiju like Godzilla, you don't just want to see it fighting humans."
Edwards also mentioned he is a fan of Pacific Rim and has exchanged ideas with Guillermo del Toro. Edwards stressed that his monsters are more detailed than those seen in Pacific Rim.
It's noted that Godzilla is in post-production; that CGI is almost done, and they are starting the 3D conversion process; sound recording starts soon as well.
"Godzilla" opens May 16, 2014 in 3D starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham.
An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.