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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:09 AM
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Legendary Pictures Godzilla....by who? (Tarantino?)
Something which has apparently set the world on fire for kaiju fans was the news of Legendary Pictures going into negotiations with Toho for the rights of a Godzilla film. But what is fact and what is not? This is what I am going to write about. Well, that and a look at possibly directors.


Legendary Pictures is in negotiations with Toho. True. Toho said "no comment", though how they said it proved that they are doing something which is top secret. True. Did Legendary Pictures ask Toho or was it the other way around? It was Legendary Pictures which approached Toho (this is based on the wording of a certain Twitch article). Legendary Pictures would like to make for the film an updated version of the Shodai-Goji suit? I do not know. This is where stuff starts to get tricky. That, and a couple of more rumors (that Legendary Pictures will have Weta do the CGI and that they want a Toho villain to oppose the King of the Monsters) came from an anonymous. When I asked about his source for validity, he said that his source was someone high in the industry. So make of it as you will.
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But who will be the director? Many famous directors love Godzilla. John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York) has been in two different documentaries on the Big "G". But due to his age and his current projects, I doubt it. Tim Burton (Batman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) has given Godzilla a cameo in his film "Pee Wees Big Adventure" and even mentions him, "Destroy All Monsters", and had a picture of the Big G in his autobiography, "Burton on Burton". Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ) did what August Ragone said: "In 1956, Scorsese ended up seeing GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS several times as a young teenager. Decades later, when he worked on Akira Kurosawa's DREAMS (in which he played Vincent van Gogh), Scorsese was elated to discover that Honda was working on the film and asked to have a sit down with him. He told Honda about how much he loved GODZILLA and how he used to do chores so he could see the movie as many times as he could when it first came to NYC. Scorsese also, according to an interview with Honda, talked to Toho and managed to get several of Honda's films into the New York Museum of Modern Art's film library." But there is another guy who I want the most to do this project. And I got two words for you: QUENTIN TARANTINO.

Originally around the time "Death Proof" was released, Tarantino mentioned something about wanting to make a Godzilla film but claimed that he was not at liberty to say anything about it. Very recently, Tarantino was interviewed and said this: "I have an idea for a Godzilla movie that I've always wanted to do. The whole idea of Godzilla's role in Tokyo, where he's always battling these other monsters, saving humanity time and again- wouldn't Godzilla become God? It would be called "Living Under the Rule of Godzilla". This is what society is like when a big fucking green lizard rules your world."

http://journalismg2km.blogspot.com/2009/08/legendary-pi...
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:16 AM
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1. I'm rooting for Uwe Boll, Jerry Bruckheimer, or Michael Bay
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:24 AM
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4. That's just wrong.
:rofl:
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:28 AM
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7. Sure, but at least two of them would love to get their hooks into that money-making venture!
I wonder if Matthew Broderick is available...
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:29 AM
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8. "I wonder if Matthew Broderick is available..."
I can't imagine why he wouldn't be. :)
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 06:04 PM
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13. Oh hell no.
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:19 AM
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2. Will the part of Godzilla be played by John Travaolta?
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:26 AM
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6. Sam Jackson as Gigan and Uma as Mothra.
:)
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 06:05 PM
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14. They have my 10 bucks already.
No CGI Godzilla. MAN IN SUIT!!!!
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:22 AM
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3. I'm really tired of QT's time-chop style.
I hope he tries something new.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:25 AM
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5. I don't really think he's doing it, and I'm not sure I want him to.
It's an interesting rumor though that's been floating around since the Kill Bill movies.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 11:08 AM
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9. Shinya Tsukamoto (Maker of Tetsuo the Iron Man + Bullet Ballet) would be awesome.
(the third Tetsuo movie is scheduled to come out in 2010!!!!!!!!!!)

Too bad Fulci is dead, I would have loved to see his take on Godzilla. We would get a close up view of everyone who was stepped on!

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If you own a PS2, check out, "War of the Monsters". The theme is 50's giant monsters. You play the giant monsters.

You can play a Godzilla rip-off, a King Kong rip off, Two different giant robots, a giant stone man who can remove his own head and smash things with it, a giant queen ant, Pterodactyl, etc. You need a Twisted Metal Black save game on your memory card in order to unlock one of the skins, Mecha Sweet Tooth.

You can earn 3 additional "skins" (4 total for each monster) for the monsters, for example, you can make the Godzilla rip-off red with devil horns, you can make the pterodactyl a skeleton pterodactyl, etc.

The basic concept of the game concerns fighting one or more other giant monsters, usually in a city. You have several attacks, throws, and special abilities, such as flight or sonic roar.

You can climb skyscrapers and use them as cover. You can pick up cars, tanks, rubble you have created, level unique objects, etc. and use them as shields and weapons. If you pick up an antenna, you can impale your opponent. All of the buildings in the levels are destructible.

You can trigger natural disasters on some levels if you know how. For example: the Tokyo level has a flying saucer in the sky, if you hit the flying saucer with something, you will summon a tsunami which hits any monster not high up on a skyscraper. The Hawaii level has a volcano you can trigger, but it shoots fire balls instead of lava.

There are probably about 10 levels, but not all levels can be used for every game mode. The San Frisco level has people running and screaming in the streets. If you run down the busy street, you will stomp on them and leave bloody blotches.

Make sure to read the instruction manual so you know how to lock on to other monsters and use special abilities, these require pressing more than one button at a time. I believe the lock on is L1+R1, special 1 is square+X, special 2 is triangle+circle. Some of the attacks involve holding the Left analog stick in a direction while pressing an attack button. One of the attack buttons does different things depending on how close another monster is. The game play is smooth, but you do have to learn the set up.

If you play against a friend, the screen will be split when you are far away from each other, and not-split (one screen) when you are close to each other.

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verges Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:18 PM
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10. Two words.....
Woody Allen.

But only because Ingmar Bergman is no longer with us.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:28 PM
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11. Guillermo del Toro
After he's done with The Hobbit Part One & Two, At the Mountains of Madness, and Hellboy 3, of course.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 06:43 PM
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12. There ya' go.
Very good.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 06:44 AM
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15. He'd turn Godzilla into a giant clock/bug hybrid.
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 03:10 PM
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16. "History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man"
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 12:02 AM
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17. +1
Fuckers are the reason my hearing is bad today.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 01:44 AM
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18. Please let them not fuck it up like Godzilla '98
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