Godzilla trailer for 2014 released
The re-boot features an all-star cast including Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston and Kick-Ass actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Wednesday 11 December 2013
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.
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
Ray Davies' Sunny Afternoon scoops the most awardsTheatre
Grace DentChannel 4 show proves there's no app for happiness
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
- 2 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 3 US? China? India? The 10 biggest economies in 2030 will be...
- 4 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling