Yeah. This is the real deal y’all. He’s big, he’s bad, and he lays down a doozy of a wail. He’s the king of kaiju, the master of mayhem, the sultan of stereophonic screams…and you know you’re dying to see him up on the big screen. Because it’s Godzilla baby. Yeah, shut yo’…. Okay. Here’s the FULL press release from the amazing — and brave: hello, GODZILLA — PR folks:
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston
Director: Gareth Edwards
In Summer 2014, the world’s most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure “Godzilla.” From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.
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,” “Cosmopolis”), and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”).
Edwards directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, story by David Callaham, 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 (“Anna Karenina,” “Atonement”); production designer Owen Paterson (“The Matrix” trilogy); editor Bob Ducsay (“Looper”); Oscar®-nominated costume designer Sharen Davis (“Dreamgirls,” “Ray,” “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”).
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures production, a Gareth Edwards film, “Godzilla.” Slated to open on May 16, 2014, the film 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.
This film has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence.
Yeah baby. Ken Watanabe, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston…looks like Godzilla ain’t the only one that’s bringin’ the badass. So, get your passes already — waddaya waiting for?
Oh yeah. After the jump!
What: Passes to the Baltimore area screening of Godzilla!!!
When: Monday, May 12, 2014
Where: Baltimore-ish. South.
Why: Because kaiju rock all sorts of socks.
How: Clicky, of course — http://l.gofobo.us/6dkJIFf1 (or just hit up gofobo.com and enter CODE: AFGR9W4)
REMEMBER: Seating for all screenings is first-come, first served even with passes. So make sure you get there early to see the magnificence that is GOJIRA!!!! Er, Godzilla.
Good luck, everyone!