Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe to Empire!
Save up to 63%
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
We're looking for reporters for the BFI London Film Festival
Movie News

02 October 2015
Final Spectre Trailer Flies In
''I came here to kill you...''
First Image From The New Bridget Jones
Renée Zellweger gets technical
Empire Podcast 181: Anne Hathaway And Robert De Niro
The Intern stars stop by for a chat
Sony Plans An Animated Ghostbusters Film
Toon you gonna call?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has A New Role In Sight
He's attached to the thriller pitch
More Movie News

11 September 2015
King Kong May Move To Warner Bros.
Godzilla's spoiling for a fight
More Movie News

Godzilla (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Monsters (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Godzilla (1998)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Godzilla Reboot Gets Release Date
Write 'May 16, 2014' in your 3D diaries

14 September 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Business Wire

submit to reddit

Ever since Monsters director Gareth Edwards was named as the man in charge of rebooting the world's favourite giant lizard movie franchise early last year, snippets of Godzilla news have been getting certain parts of the internet very excited indeed.

Today, then, is a momentous day for all Gareth Edwards-loving Godzilla geeks, with the official release date announced and screenwriters, producers and executive producers all confirmed.

As you may have deduced from the top of this story, the date in question is May 16, 2014 and as you may not have deduced from the top of this story, the screenwriters are David Callaham (the Expendables series), David S. Goyer (Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy) and relative newcomer Max Borenstein (Swordswallowers And Thin Men).

Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Brian Rogers will produce and yes, yes indeed, Monsters' Gareth Edwards will direct and in 3D. Test footage was shown at Comic-Con back in July, and for Empire's take on it, click this way.  

Speaking to Empire at this year's Empire Awards, Edwards has previously said this about the project: "The thing that’s so interesting is that Godzilla has evolved since the original one in the ‘50s, so there is the opportunity to bring it up to date. But we want to stay true to the fanbase as well and I’m a fan of the Toho films."

Exciting times for all Godzilla fans, then. And just in case you missed it, Godzilla will smash into your local multiplex come May 16, 2014.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

More Skyfall Posters Arrive Online
Ralph Fiennes gets his first Bond banner
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Jessica Chastain On The Martian
On becoming an astronaut and rescuing Matt Damon AGAIN

My Movie Life: Justin Kurzel
The Macbeth director on how Rocky changed his life and the worst ever date movie

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

Hallowed Ground: Folk Horror In British Film
Ten tales from our island's dark past

All Hail Macbeth! The Scottish Play On Film
By the pricking of our thumbs, ten adaptations this way come(s)

Licence Denied: The Bond Themes You Didn't Get To Hear
A dozen of 007's greatest misses

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)