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Monday, March 29, 2010

Godzilla is Back! Warner Brothers and Legendary Productions announce a new US Godzilla film!

Godzilla is back!

As first reported early in the year by Blood Disgusting and confirmed today by Variety Online (and several other Hollywood news sites): Warner Brothers and Legendary Productions are making an all new Godzilla film! Apparently Yoshimitsu Banno, the director of Godzilla vs the Smog Monster will serve as one of the executive producers.
The official press release from Legendary includes quotes from the three key players in the deal.

Thomas Tull, Chairman and CEO of Legendary:

"Godzilla is one of the world's most powerful pop culture icons, and we at Legendary are thrilled to be able to create a modern epic based on this long-loved Toho franchise. Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop-culturally relevant for as long as it has."

Hideyuki Takai, President of Toho Co., Ltd.:

"Godzilla is a signature Japanese character which we have nurtured over the years. It is a great honor to reach an agreement with Legendary Pictures, the parent to many a blockbuster film, and we are delighted in rebooting the character together to realize its much anticipated return by fans from all over the world. We are anxious to find out where Godzilla's new stomping will take us."

Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Brothers Pictures Group:

"Godzilla is emblematic of the kind of branded, event films for which Warner Bros. and our partners at Legendary are best known. We have enjoyed a great deal of success together to date and this newest opportunity represents yet another chance for us to collaborate on a property that is very clearly in their wheelhouse."

Stay tuned to HK AND CULT FILM NEWS for all the latest news on this developing story.

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