David Goyer to Write GODZILLA Reboot

     July 13, 2011

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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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