The trailer for the forthcoming re-make of Godzilla has been released.
The film, simply titled Godzilla, has been hemled by the little-known British director Gareth Edwards and stars Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen.
The two-minute trailer starts off with an army mission shrouded in mystery and men parachuting into a devastated city to confront an unseen danger.
This tense and mysterious sequence is followed up snippets of people running, a giant foot crashing through a train carriage and a gaping hole in the middle of a skyscraper. Cranston’s character Joe Brody is even reduced to tears as he bids farewell to a loved one.
Perhaps taking a lesson from JJ Abrams successful monster film Cloverfield, it is not until the end that the creature is revealed to the viewer, and even then it is obscured by a dust cloud.
From the trailer it appears that this incarnation of the Godzilla will rely more on psychological horror and strong character-driven plots rather than special effects and action alone.
Godzilla tells the story of a radioactive monster that is wreaking havoc on Earth and must be stopped. The new film marks the 60th anniversary of the original Japanese film, which was released in 1954, will be re-booting the monster movie franchise.
Since its birth Godzilla has become a Science Fiction classic, with countless references in popular culture and numerous re-makes, including the 1998 critically-panned film of the same name starring Matthew Broderick.
Godzilla will be out in May next year.