Frank Darabont rewriting Godzilla reboot

Plus, lead actors being rumoured

Lots of movement on the upcoming Godzilla reboot, with Frank Darabont being drafted in to rewrite the script, and a new clutch of actors circling the leading role.

The previous draft was written by Max Borenstein, and Darabont has now been approached to give it an additional bit of polish, With director Gareth Edwards aiming for a “grounded, realistic” tone, it seems to be a move that makes sense.

Meanwhile, casting rumours are in full flow, with a host of leading men supposedly circling the film’s main role. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was reportedly offered the part, only to refuse in favour of Sin City 2, meaning that the field is wide open again.

Henry Cavill, Scoot McNairy and Caleb Landry-Jones are thought to be the frontrunners at this stage, with McNairy boasting the considerable advantage of having worked with Edwards on his breakthrough hit, Monsters.

Filming will begin in Hawaii and Vancouver on 14 March, ahead of a planned UK release date of 16 May 2014. The giant lizard walks again…

Who would you like to see cast in the lead? Tell us, below!

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    • ilikescifi

      Jan 8th 2013, 14:54

      I think the success of Pacific Rim will be a good measure of people's hunger for big monster films. I love Godzilla

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    • cc1129

      Jan 8th 2013, 15:06

      Ker-splat!

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    • henryjr

      Jan 8th 2013, 21:10

      I loved Monsters, but if this has the same slow, human-focused story, i'm not sure the average moviegoer will like it. On the other hand, i hope it doesn't become just a generic monster movie. And Scoot McNairy all the way!!

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 8th 2013, 22:13

      According to Empire there's an issue with the producers behind the scenes.

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