Frank Darabont To Make Godzilla A “Terrifying Force Of Nature”
The news that Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Walking Dead) was to re-script the new US version of Godzilla (to be directed by Gareth Edwards of Monsters fame) was welcome indeed. And now he’s been speaking to i09 about his intentions for the reboot – which includes returning Godzilla to his rightful place as a terrifying force of nature.
“What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki and some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years,” says Darabont. “The giant terrifying force of nature that comes and stomps the shit out of your city, that was Godzilla… What we’re trying to do with the new movie is not have it camp, not have it be campy. We’re kind of taking a cool new look at it, but with a lot of tradition in the first film. We want this to be a terrifying force of nature. And what was really cool, for me, is there was a very compelling human drama that I got to weave into it. It’s not that cliched, thinly disguised romance or bromance, or whatever. It’s different, it’s a different set of circumstances than you’re used to seeing.”
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