March 24, 2017

“Godzilla” reboot lands “Monsters” director


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Gareth Edwards is moving from “Monsters” to the mother of all monsters.

The British director who garnered critical acclaim for his “Monsters,” a sci-fi drama about humans crossing through an area of Mexico that’s inhabited by tentacle-wielding extraterrestrials, is close to signing a deal to direct a new “Godzilla” movie, according to Heat Vision.

The picture will be co-produced by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, which acquired “Godzilla” rights in March 2010 and has been prepping a franchise reboot ever since.

Edwards’ “Monsters” took a creative approach to the monster-movie genre, opting to show only pieces of the creatures while largely suggesting the threat of a monster attack. Of course, that meant Edwards could keep his special-effects budget in check.

While I enjoyed “Monsters,” I actually thought it could have used more monsters in key scenes, and the tease of a creature grew tiresome. So I’m hoping Legendary loosens up its grip on a budget so we can see what Edwards has up his sleeve. I’m not suggesting a blank check. We don’t need Roland Emmerich’s “Godzilla.” But I think with a little cash, Edwards could come up with something special.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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