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Old 07/15/2012   #1
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Default Legendary Pictures' Godzilla

Voiceover from the trailer wrote: "We knew the world would not be the same. A few people cried, most people were silent. I remember things — lines from the end of scripture. Vishnu takes on his multi-armed form and says, 'Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.'"


AICN's feeling about the footage: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/57030

AICN wrote: They didn’t even announce what it was before running the footage… we just got the Legendary logo against a plume of black smoke… the camera floats over a devastated city… It’s not big Roland Emmerich devastation, more like Neill Blomkamp heavy reality devastation. Buildings are tumbled, fires have broken out, busses squashed and a skyscraper with a huge hole in the middle of it.

The camera keeps moving and then we see something not very real world at all… A huge creature… segmented shell, multiple arms ending in claw and dead, dead, dead. Flies buzz around it and from a long way away we hear Godzilla’s iconic roar.

Cut to the title, which is exactly the font of that teaser poster.

But then the big hero shot: huge hazy plume of smoke and dust as something moves inside… we see a clawed hand, camera tilts up as the big creature turns, his back scales causing shafts of godlight to filter through the haze (and these back scales are not spruced up… jagged, sharp… totally Godzilla) as the head turns in profile, letting out a roar.

Someone on Twitter (it might have been Erik Davis, but don’t quote me on that) mentioned that the tone of the footage was like post 9-11 news footage and that’s dead on. This is real, sad devastation combined with the awe of Godzilla.

I gotta say, this was the first footage of the con that birthed goosebumps for me. Great, great stuff. If they can match the tone of this footage for a whole movie then this could be incredible. Truly.

No cam footage of the trailer's surfaced, but there are these two images of silhouetted Godzilla (make sure to check the second one I linked, because it's WAY better, but it's also fucking huge).




- HUGE frontal cam shot of Godzilla from the footage.



I have no words other than that I am absolutely giddy with excitement.



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Old 07/15/2012   #2
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So they're actually making it? This things been in talks for like 2-3 years now.

Look forward to seeing some footage, but not a fan of the director.
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Old 07/15/2012   #3
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Has the filming been mostly completed? Or was the footage in the trailer likely trailer made specifically?
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Old 07/15/2012   #4
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Time to change the ole underwear.
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Old 07/15/2012   #5
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I wonder if this is going to be an OMG AWESOME EXPLOSIONS HERO MURCAN SOLDIERS EXPLOSIOOOOON or a melodramatic oh the humanity, women with babies running kind of tearjerker. Or a combination thereof.

I want the former. And a series of movies. Godzilla versus Cthulhu, etc.
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Old 07/15/2012   #6
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If there isn't a guy in suit playing Godzilla then I'll pass.
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Old 07/15/2012   #7
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Yes please.
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Old 07/15/2012   #8
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Theozilla wrote: Has the filming been mostly completed? Or was the footage in the trailer likely trailer made specifically?
It hasn't started filming yet. This was a 'proof of concept' trailer to show what they can do. Plus it makes a great announcement. It's due for a 2014 release.
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Old 07/15/2012   #9
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If they can do as well for the entire shoot as the description X posted sounds, then this should kick more ass than an ass kicking machine set to overload. I feel a need to celebrate just from hearing this (been on a Godzilla kick already so this is perfectly timed).

Music For Celebration (that better be in this new movie or I will murder all)
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Edit: Replaced the spoilered link with a different version, since the one I was using doesn't appear to be working right even if I did fix the link. Thanks for pointing that out Ryu.
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Old 07/15/2012   #10
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You also fucked up the link, somehow.
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Old 07/15/2012   #11
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Legendary got the rights to Godzilla a couple years back, and it was originally looking like they were gonna push to have something out in 2012, but there were a few delays (I believe loosely relayed to some legal goings on with Toho). In addition to that, pushing it to 2014 makes it convenient since it'll be Godzilla's 60th anniversary.

As far as the content, Gareth Edwards is REALLY big about portraying realistic effects of devastating supernatural-like events (It's what I really enjoyed about Monsters). From the quotes from him at SDCC, it looks like he wants to play the events as realistically as possible given the premise. If reports from 2011 are still accurate, David Goyer is the one writing the script. I'd expect some really harrowing / realistic takes on the scale of disaster and how it affects the people, as well as some pretty badass daikaiju fighting.

I'm most curious as to what Godzilla's going to be portrayed as: a Good, Evil, or Neutral entity.



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Old 07/17/2012   #12
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This should be "Godzilla: The Return of the King".
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Old 07/17/2012   #13
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X-SOLDIER wrote: I'm most curious as to what Godzilla's going to be portrayed as: a Good, Evil, or Neutral entity.
Neutral-but-inherently-destructive is the way to go imo. I always liked the big guy best when he was in that role. I always laughed at the JSDF and government folk in Godzilla movies describing G making landfall as an "attack" all the time. With the exception of the first two or three films (and GMK of course, the only one where he comes off as genuinely evil) where you can see him going out of his way to trample or even burn crowds of civilians, its usually less of an "attack" and more "he's taking a walk." He just doesn't notice or care that tens of thousands of humans die when he does it
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Old 07/17/2012   #14
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I like the idea of treating Godzilla as a natural disaster with a purpose - like when he's attacking other kaiju who happen to occasionally cross civilization, but also fight in large, open areas. Related, these articles are pretty interesting (written just after Cloverfield) and get into the difficulties of military aggression against giant monsters.
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2008...nster-mash-ko/
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2008...w-to-stop-a-5/


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Shademp – on the subject of my seemingly boundless optimism wrote: After Ungoliant had sucked the light from the trees Telperion and Laurelin, she found that there was a third tree but whose light was too potent and immortal for her to absorb. Thusly, Ungoliant left Valinor in tears for she could not absorb the light of the tree named X-SOLDIER.

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Old 07/17/2012   #15
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I take it Matthew Broderick has nothing to do with this one?
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