GODZILLA Invades Theaters May 16, 2014; Studio Expects 3D Release

     September 13, 2012

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Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have just announced director Gareth Edwards Godzilla will be released on May 16, 2014 and it’s expected to be in 3D.  According to the press release, the script is written by by David Callaham (The Expendables films), David S. Goyer (the Dark Knight trilogy) and Max Borenstein (The Seventh Son).  In addition, the studio says they “will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner.”

Right now Godzilla is being released on the same day as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the week after will see the Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  However, 2014 is a long time away and many release dates will be adjusted as more films get announced.  Hit the jump for the press release.

godzilla posterHere’s the press release:

THE ICONIC MOVIE MONSTER GODZILLA STOMPS INTO THEATERS ON MAY 16, 2014

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have slated their take on the classic Godzilla franchise to kick off the Summer moviegoing season on May 16, 2014.  The joint announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, and by Legendary Pictures.

Toho Co., Ltd.’s Godzilla franchise contains one of the most widely recognized movie monsters worldwide, including more than 25 films, multiple television programs, video games and book series.  Legendary, which has been developing the project, and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner.  The project will fall under Legendary’s overall agreement with Warner Bros.

The film is directed by Gareth Edwards, who earned worldwide acclaim for his feature directorial debut, “Monsters.”  Edwards directs from a screenplay by David Callaham (“The Expendables” films), David S. Goyer (the “Dark Knight” trilogy) and Max Borenstein (upcoming “The Seventh Son”).  Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce, along with Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Brian Rogers.  Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher will serve as executive producers alongside Doug Davison, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.

A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film 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.  The tent pole film is expected to be presented in 3D.

For more on the film, here’s our recap of the Godzilla Comic-Con test footage.

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