Godzilla 2014: Rumors, Pix and filming

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Gojira, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Christopher

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    Oh, that's just gonna make me want to see Godzilla vs. Smaug. Or maybe I should say Godzilla vs. the Smaug Monster? ;)
     
  2. Gojira

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    That's a good one!! :guffaw::lol:
     
  3. Greg Cox

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    Heh. I was wondering when somebody was going to spot that.

    And now you know why I've been keeping my mouth shut in this thread . . . . :)

    As usual, I'm sworn to secrecy!
     
  4. Gojira

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    I have a 1,000 questions to ask you that I know you can't answer!

    I will be getting this when it comes out!!
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    Thanks! Needless to say, I'm very excited. (I'm typing away to a GODZILLA soundtrack as we speak.)

    Nice avatar, btw!
     
  6. Tiberius

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    Is it a good plot? Can you at least give us a yes or no?
     
  7. Redfern

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    Absolutely smashing! ;)

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  8. Greg Cox

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    I have high hopes for the movie, and beyond that I really can't say anything. Going to radio silence now! :)
     
  9. Gojira

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    Thanks Greg, I wish you success with the writing!
     
  10. Captain_Amasov

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    Here's an interesting interview: http://www.pushing-pixels.org/2013/...atography-interview-with-seamus-mcgarvey.html

    Notably:

    And:

    So, there appears to be a part of the film actually set in 1954 afterall?
     
  11. Christopher

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    Ooh, I hope that means this movie is a sequel to the original, maybe recreating portions of it, rather than a complete reboot. There have been seven different canonical Godzilla continuities, but the one thing they (almost) all have in common is that they include the events of the original film as part of their backstory, albeit occasionally reinterpreted somewhat. Even the Devlin-Emmerich film implies that there was a prior creature named Godzilla known to the Japanese. So I've been hoping all along that this film would also reference the original.
     
  12. bigdaddy

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    If someone wants to leak me the novel of the movie my grandma and I will love you forever and ever, and she will send you bread and jam. :lol:
     
  13. Captain_Amasov

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    The 50's stuff could be anything, though I'd love either a Daisuke Serizawa reference or something to do with Odo Island.
     
  14. Samurai8472

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    Are you going to include Batman in the novel? It is another WB property and you have written Batman novels.


    Maybe the nuke at of TDKR created Godzilla
     
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  18. Gaith

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    Ooh, a huge lizard, never seen that before. Ooh, noble 'murican! grunts jumping out of planes to save the world, that's a new one. Ooh, entire cities burning, Hollywood's really breaking new ground there. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Christopher

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    One does not go to a Godzilla movie in search of originality. The 1954 film was a brilliant allegory, but it was also a pretty blatant copy of The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. And most of the rest have been about establishing and sticking with the formula. The question is how good a job they do with it. A formula can be executed brilliantly or ineptly.

    And at least entire cities burning makes more sense in the context of a Godzilla movie than in, oh, say, a Superman movie. The difference is that Superman is doing his job badly if the city gets destroyed, while Godzilla is doing his job badly if the city doesn't get destroyed. ;)
     
  20. FPAlpha

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    So WHAT were you expecting really? A treatise on the human condition through the eyes of a paraplegic? :rolleyes:

    Come on.. it's a Godzilla movie. Things will get smashed and people will either fight Godzilla or with it against some other big threat. Doesn't matter if it's Japanese or Americans who do the fighting?

    Not to ask you about movie/novel story details but i was wondering how you got that job? Did you learn they were making a Godzilla movie and you asked them if you could write the novel, were you approached so they could use your rockstar TrekBBS cred to sell more books? ;)

    I'm just curious how the process is with these things as i have very little knowledge about the publishing/writing world.