Well, this is exciting news. Legendary Pictures is hard at work on their Godzilla reboot and while they wait for Frank Darabont to polish up the script, the studio is in talks with Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston to co-star alongside Aaron Johnson, who is just about set for the lead role. As with Johnson though, Olsen and Cranston won’t sign the dotted line until they see a final script for the Gareth Edwards-directed film.
With a May 16th, 2014 release date, and production starting next month, we should have final confirmation on this soon. Seeing as Darabont will likely only improve what is already said to be a solid script, I have no doubt that Johnson, Cranston and Olsen will all hop on board officially. And if that’s what happens, colour us excited.
When it was first announced, I didn’t think much of the Godzilla reboot. I’ve never been one for monster movies but with Edwards behind the camera, my confidence grew. Now that I’m hearing extremely talented actors like Olsen, Cranston and Johnson are circling the project, I’m starting to feel like this is going to be one, very good film.
Of course, Olsen and Cranston are both excellent actors. While still young, Olsen is building up an impressive resume and has a big role coming up in Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake. Though Godzilla this will be her biggest film to date, she can definitely pull off starring in a huge blockbuster.
I’m a huge fan of the actress and think she’s one of the brightest young stars in the industry. She seems to be making smart career choices and if she signs on officially for this project, she’ll gain a ton of exposure as it will propel her into a more mainstream audience than her previous films did.
As for Cranston, I have two words: Breaking Bad. Enough said.
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