WILL GODZILLA 2014 TAKE THE BAD TASTE OF G.I.N.O. OUT OF OUR MOUTHS?

So, I bet all you non-Godzilla fans are shaking your heads and saying, “Who or what in the blue hell is G.I.N.O.?” Well, I am about to enlighten you. G.I.N.O. is an acronym for Godzilla In Name Only and it refers to the honking piece of lizard feces that was crapped all over movie-goers in 1998 with the Roland Emmerich/Dean Devlin shit-fest Godzilla, starring none other than Mr. Ferris Bueller himself, Matthew Broderick. To say that there are a lot of blind Godzilla fans walking around after 1998 would probably not be an untrue statement since a lot of them burned out their eyes with hot pokers after seeing  a creature that amounted to nothing more than a giant iguana  running all over New York like the world’s biggest pussy. I mean come on, it had babies? After 1998, it seemed like there was no hope for fans of the Big G to see a decent and respectable interpretation of him outside of Toho Studios.

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Teaser Poster for Godzilla (2014)

Enter Gareth Edwards. Until now, Edwards has been the director of a TV movie (End Day), two TV series documentaries (Perfect Disaster and Heroes and Villains) and a short film (Factory Farmed). Oh, I almost forgot about a little film called Monsters. It’s a sure bet that Edwards little film about a journalist escorting an American tourist through a Mexico filled with alien behemoths is the one that got him the directing job on the upcoming Godzilla. Maybe it’s also the fact that Edwards seems to have a respect for the beast and his fans that Emmerich and Devlin were sorely lacking.

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Another teaser for Godzilla (2014)

Anyway, I’m making a short story long. I’ve included for your viewing pleasure a couple of teaser posters as well as a bit of a teasing head shot from the new film, which is scheduled to be released on May 16, 2014. The film will be directed by Gareth Edwards from a screenplay written by Max Borenstein, Dave Callaham and Frank Darabont from a story by David Goyer. Godzilla will star Aaron Taylor Johnson (Kick Ass), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene). I’ve also included a little clip from Godzilla: Final Wars that features the best thing that could have ever happened to G.I.N.O., or Zilla, as he is referred to in the clip.

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This head shot reveals that the Godzilla of 2014 will probably be more respectable to Toho Studios vision of Godzilla.

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What would this article be without a little TRIVIA?

A surprise teaser trailer and poster for the film were revealed at Comic-Con 2012.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Henry Cavill, Scoot McNairy and Caleb Landry Jones were considered for the lead role.
In the fall of 2010 it was revealed that Legendary had hired screenwriter David Callaham (“The Expendables”) to write the script for “Godzilla.” Gareth Edwards, who directed the low budget, but critically acclaimed “Monsters,” was attached in January 2011 to direct. Also, it was announced that Callaham’s first draft of the script would be rewritten. In July 2011, David S. Goyer (writer of Legendary’s “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) was attached to write a story outline, but was unable to finish due to scheduling conflicts. In November 2011, Max Borenstein (who penned “The Seventh Son” for Legendary) was hired to write a new screenplay based on Goyer’s story.
In October 2012, Legendary announced that “Iron Man 3″ writer Drew Pearce would polish the script, making the principal characters older to suit the actors that Legendary intends to target. January 7, 2013, it was reported that “The Walking Dead” creator (and screenwriter/director of “The Shawshank Redemption”) Frank Darabont was hired to add some finishing touches to the script.

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About Written in Blood

I was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on March 4, 1962. I guess that makes me old, but I certainly don't feel that way. I still play video games and listen to rock and roll music. I love movies, especially horror films. I have a beautiful wife who is my all time best friend. She supports me in everything I do. More importantly, she calls me out on my bullshit. This blog is dedicated to her for everything she's done for me.

Posted on 07/18/2013, in Movies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Personally, I’m having doubts about Edwards’ version being any good.

  2. Whilst that face picture looks great the poster with the iffy CGI tail in the clouds is weak! I really hope it isn’t 2 hours of Godzilla aftermath and 10 minutes at the end of him actually destroying something, I remember Monsters well :(

  3. The teasers so far have me hopefully, and anything has to be better than the 1998 Godzilla, but I hated Monsters.

  4. I’m really hoping that “Zilla’s” last appearance will be in Godzilla Final Wars.

  5. I am going to start calling that 1998 abomination GINO from now on. It doesn’t deserve to even be considered a Godzilla movie.
    And thanks for linking to me.

    • I linked to you and Rhino at Rhino’s Horror. The two of you had your posts out long before I did and I drew my inspiration from you. I would have felt like a thief if I didn’t link back to you.

  6. Let’s hope they don’t lose this Godzilla in the middle of the city. lol. Great post!

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