David Goyer to Write GODZILLA Reboot

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David Goyer is set to write Gareth Edwards’ upcoming Godzilla reboot.  Deadline reports that Goyer will write a screenplay based off a draft by David Callaham.  While Mike Fleming raves about how Legendary Pictures is smart to get a pro like Goyer on board because he’s had so much success launching franchises, but let’s look at the films Goyer directed because those are the scripts that are almost certainly 100% his: Blade: Trinity, The Invisible, and The Unborn.  All of those movies are terrible.  What about his ABC series Flash Forward?  Also terrible, and then rightfully canceled.  Yes, Goyer has a track record of having a screenwriting credit on movies that make a lot of money, but that doesn’t mean he writes good movies.

I’m also wary that “Legendary intends to approach the film and its characters in the most authentic manner possible,” because that’s not what I want out of a Godzilla movie.  You can have authentic characters, but I don’t want “authenticity” out of a giant mutant lizard whose hobbies include destroying metropolitan areas and fighting other giant monsters.




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  • GOJIRA

    WHAT?????? I thought this film was in Post production or at least filming?!
    I love Godzilla and am all up for this reboot, but I would like to be alive when it comes out! Hurry the hell up Hollywood! And whats with all this false reporting? I even saw photo’s of the design for it, were they fake then? Same goes for Ninja Turtles.

    Heres a cool as hell clip of what I thought was part of the new Godzilla reboot….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHxzAXaJOtU

    Not entirely sure what incarnation its from, but if this were the film I would be happy. Hope the film makers of the reboot take plenty of notes from this.

  • Jason

    As long as it’s good i can wait another year… I love Godzilla an just want a decent movie an not the shit we got in 1998.

    So kudos to Legendary for taking there time an not rushing this.

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  • Justin

    EXACTLY!!! And this is the guy writing Superman.

  • Jason

    Goldberg is correct in his write up here.

    The fact that Goyer is writing this means it will suck unless someone else is brought in.

    Jeers to Legendary for bringing in Goyer.

    He is the main reason why I am also very worried about the latest Superman film.

  • Paul

    He also wrote Batman Begins and The Dark Knight …. and you shouldn’t be worried about Superman because he wrote it with Chris Nolan alound with The Dark Knight Rises

    • Jason

      He didn’t write the Dark Knight. He only was responsible with the “story” which means in Hollywood that you only went as far as providing the concept. The Nolan Brothers were the ones who actually wrote the script. This is the same with Dark Knight Rises.

      The Dark Knight’s script was a massive improvement over Batman Begins and it’s easy to see why. Unlike Batman Bgins, Goyer did not actually co-write that movie with Christopher Nolan.

      This is why I wrote that Goldberg is correct in that Goyer is horrible.

      Goyer should’ve been in the direct to video realm. It’s his (loose) connection with Nolan that has kept him afloat.

  • nawtnt

    David Goyer penning Godzilla?

    I haven’t watched Monsters but it seems like a good movie.

    David Goyer has written Batman Begins but he written The Dark Knight along with Christopher and Johnathan Nolan so they must have done the whole script and Goyer must of did a bit.

    Goyer is a shit director but a great writer.

    I hope this reboot will work.

    • Jason

      You need to pay attention to film credits more carefully. Goyer is not a great writer. He is horrible.

      Goyer did not write Dark Knight along with the Nolan Brothers. He was only credited with “story” which means that he only gave concepts for the story. He didn’t actually write the script. This is why Dark Knight’s script was such a massive improvement over Batman Begins. Look at Goyer’s solo writing works and you’ll see what trash he is. For example, Goyer wrote that horrible Nick Fury TV movie that David Hasselholf was in.

  • jojosodope

    He writes good ‘bigger-scale’ movies. I’d trust him with MOS or with any Batman material. When he starts directing, and writing his little passion projects, like The Invisible or The Unborn, is when things get out of hand.

    • Jason

      No he does not write good “bigger-scale” movies. He is a horrible writer.

      He didn’t write the Dark Knight. He only was responsible with the “story” which means in Hollywood that you only went as far as providing the concept. The Nolan Brothers were the ones who actually wrote the script. This is the same with Dark Knight Rises.

      The Dark Knight’s script was a massive improvement over Batman Begins and it’s easy to see why. Unlike Batman Bgins, Goyer did not actually co-write that movie with Christopher Nolan.

      This is why I wrote that Goldberg is correct in that Goyer is horrible.

      Goyer should’ve been in the direct to video realm. It’s his (loose) connection with Nolan that has kept him afloat.

  • Mr. Me

    I kinda liked The Invisible. I wouldn’t say it was *good*, per se, but I was satisfied with it when I saw it.

  • SPS

    “You can have authentic characters, but I don’t want “authenticity” out of a giant mutant lizard whose hobbies include destroying metropolitan areas and fighting other giant monsters.”
    Then don’t watch it. If you’re that insecure about it, don’t watch it.

  • WhatWords

    The key to this film working will have more to do with creature design than who wrote it.

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  • aaronsullivan

    I’ve kept track of David Goyer a bit, and my bet is he is a good idea person. He has good, solid ideas about story and maybe even tone or what is going to be relevant. However, when watching Flash Forward and there was an episode he directed it was ham handed and painful to watch.

    He has his talents (otherwise he wouldn’t be around and the Nolans wouldn’t bother working with him) but he hasn’t shown a great skill in directing and I don’t know that can write a solid script either.

    Despite all this, I still hope for a good Godzilla movie. The last American version had some good ideas and took advantage of the then modern effects to give us a very different viewpoint on him, but the framework was bonkers and the characters were inexplicably bonkers as well.

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  • Twowolves

    With all the different Godzilla ‘reboots’, including many in Japan through the 1990s-2000s, I think the 1990s reboot of Gamera is superior in story, effects, and lore. I didn’t finish watching the trilogy but the first movie was awesome.

  • Mark

    Could “most authentic manner possible” mean authentic to the source material and the title character?

    Let’s hope so.

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  • Armchair

    Dark City. Blade. Batman Begins. I would agree he’s hit or miss and that could very well be director related, but to call him a horrible writer is flat out idiotic.

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