I think I might cry. It's just that beautiful.
Now, obviously this is highly stylized and I have no idea if it accurately reflects the design Legendary Pictures is working with, but it is too awesome not to share.
Even better is that they had the shirt on a t-shirt that apparently reacts with webcams...somehow, to produce an awesome effect of Godzilla firing his flame breath and roaring. Here's a video:
I think it's safe to say Godzilla is in good hands.
It's quite possibly bogus, but supposedly what you are about to see is a maquette of the proposed design for Legendary Pictures Godzilla 2012 project, built to be shown to Toho for approval.
For all I know this is just some modelmaker's pet project, but I would dearly love to believe it's real. It looks a bit like the Godzilla 2000 and Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack designs got thrown in a blender with a splash of Nightmare Gamera thrown in, and seasoned with some dragon and wolf for flavor.
In short, it looks awesome and it looks like Godzilla. So, Legendary Pictures, if you're reading this: If this is not one of your proposed designs, then I hope you're at least thinking along similar lines.
Legendary Pictures has acquired the rights to make a new American Godzilla movie.
Translation: "FUCK YEAH!"
The film is apparently set for a 2012 release, though no director, screenwriter, or cast has yet been announced. Really, I have no idea what to even expect. Nor do I even have any advice to the filmmakers other than the obvious:
DON'T DO THIS!
A little history is probably necessary before we begin.
It's no secret that I love giant monster movies. Nor, should I think, is it a secret that I have an affection for Gamera. What's not to love? He's a giant, tusked turtle that breathes fire and flies like a flying saucer. Don't try and logically figure out how he does that, or your head will explode.
( You spin me right round baby, right round, like a giant flying turtle baby...Collapse )
This year's RONDO AWARD Nominations are out here: http://www.rondoaward.com/
PLEASE GO AND VOTE! Voting is by email and it's FREE TO VOTE.
Notable Godzilla / Godzilla fandom related nominations in these categories...
CATEGORY # / NOMINATION :
#11 Best Magazine of 2008
#13 Best Magazine Cover
G-Fan # 80 by Matt Harris
#16 Best Convention of 2008
#17 BEST FAN EVENT
Godzilla-suit actor Haru Nakajima recieves'Mangled Skyscraper Award' at G-FEST XV
Also while there could I ask help from my fab fellow G-FANS and kaiju lovers, to send a vote my way for the main hosts of the show I'm cast on (Midnight Monster Hop), under:
#18 Favorite Horror Host of 2008
GRAVELY MacCABRE and GRIZELDA. (Pennsylvania, West Virginia)
Thanks in advance to all my Godzilla loving friends!
What would you all suggest?
Oh, and as an afterthought - Smog Monster was the first one I ever saw, when it originally came out. 35+ years later, I'm still Godzilla-obsessed. Maybe that's not such a bad idea after all. ;)
Saw this for sale on Esty and thought I'd share. Cheers!