Okay, some of us, if not most of us, remember the Roland Emmerich Godzilla. We also remember it being a giant, whopping stinker of a film.
But this? This I'm interested in. A lot.
Darabonte has a proven and astonishing track record with his films, and his writing. He's a serious guy, who treats his source material with a lot
of respect when he uses it. He knows where it comes from, and he also knows it is absolutely NOT his place to **** all over it.
So, hearing that he's in charge of the writing of Godzilla? Extreme hopefulness of the subject. I believe it is set in Tokyo again, and I'm interested to see what it will lead to. Japan has seen it's fair share of disasters as of late (with more on the way, if the Mt Fuji blows, which is currently not a maybe but a certainty, it would seem, with the pressure build up at sixteen times the minimum needed and the fault line underneat it) and with the nuclear disaster of Fukushima, suddenly the idea of a force of nature like the Godzilla monster is much more terribly relevant.
The initial one sheet alone gives me hope. Here it is.