There really is no stopping the regurgitating Hollywood monster, even when it comes under the guise of the word re-imagining, and there looks like there's no slowing as they look to make another Godzilla.
This Hollywood Godzilla, we're told, will bear no resemblance to the one we saw in the previous Hollywood Godzilla film, the one with Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno, which again I think is a lot of fun but far from a Godzilla film as you could go.
Really, I think we've seen the Hollywood Godzilla film already, and I wonder why they are even considering another one, after all Cloverfield (Filmstalker review) gave us the western Godzilla didn't it?
Legendary Pictures are planning the Hollywood remake, and why not, they're remaking a few other films including their Clash of the Titans.
This wouldn't be like the previous Godzilla though, we're told in the article from Entertainment Weekly, this would be a re-imagining of the Japanese monster, and to me that just sounds like Cloverfield through and through. Really, what difference could there be, unless they really are planning on creating a rubber floppy monster suited man running through a miniature city?
After the American Godzilla made it's mark, the holders of the rights to the original Godzilla released Godzilla 2000 where the creature took on a gigantic UFO – could this be the plot of Independence Day II or III?
So they are keen for more Godzilla films, and indeed have a deal to distribute the film in Japan once it's released.
Thomas Tull, the Chairman and CEO of Legendary said of the film through The Hollywood Reporter Heat Vision:
"Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop culturally relevant for as long as it has."
I'm really curious Godzilla fans, what makes this different from the Hollywood Godzilla or Cloverfield (Filmstalker review)?