Sci-fi monster film Godzilla to hit big screens by May 2014




PRESS STATEMENT FROM WARNER BROS., published as is:


Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have just revealed the teaser trailer for their upcoming spectacular adventure, Godzilla which may be viewed here at http://youtu.be/RXtDjKkusng.

An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, the film pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.




Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Inception), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (The Bourne Legacy) and Bryan Cranston (Argo, TV’s Breaking Bad).

Edwards directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein and Oscar® nominee Frank Darabont (The Green Mile), story by David Callaham and Max Borenstein, based on the character “Godzilla" owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Patricia Whitcher and Alex Garcia are serving as executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar®-nominated director of photography Seamus McGarvey (Atonement); production designer Owen Paterson (The Matrix trilogy); editor Bob Ducsay (Looper); Oscar®-nominated costume designer Sharen Davis (Django Unchained); and Oscar®-winning visual effects supervisor Jim Rygiel (The Lord of the Rings films). The score is being created by Oscar®-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat (Argo, The King’s Speech).

Slated to open across the Philippines on May 15, 2014, Godzilla is expected to be presented in 3D, 2D and IMAX® in select theatres and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.

Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment.


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