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'Godzilla' Getting a Highbrow Update

12-10-2013 by Katie Marzullo

   

 

Let’s face it, Godzilla can be a bit… cheesy.

 

But now it looks like the legendary monster is getting a more serious facelift, thanks to yet another big screen reboot! Scripted by “The Walking Dead” creator, Frank Darabont, the new movie boasts an impressive cast that includes Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Aaron Taylor Johnson, as well as British Golden Globe winnerSally Hawkins and The Odd Life of Timothy Green star CJ Adams – if those folks can’t give Godzilla some legitimacy, I dunno what could!

 

And judging by the trailer, the film looks genuinely intense! DirectorGareth Edwards is clearly going for a gritty, more dramatic approach than the Godzilla films of yore, likeRoland Emmerich’s 1998 campfest starringMatthew Broderick and Hank Azaria. The monster itself – which is mostly obscured by darkness and fog in the trailer – even seems scarier. No rubber suits or dodgy CGI here!

 

Check out the trailer for yourself below and let us know your thoughts!

 

 

 

Godzilla is slated for a May 16, 2014 release.

 

 

(Screenshot via YouTube/Warner Bros.)

 

 

- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor

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