Godzilla lands another movie deal

Godzilla, the giant fire-breathing monster who wreaked havoc on New York in Roland Emmerich’s special effects-laden 1998 film, is to return to the big screen next year, reports Variety. The new version will be based more closely on the original Japanese depiction of the gargantuan lizard, who has appeared in more than 20 films since debuting in 1954.

“Godzilla is one of the world’s most powerful pop culture icons, and we are thrilled to be able to create a modern epic based on this long-loved Toho franchise,” said Thomas Tull of Legendary Pictures, which is co-producing the project with Warner Bros. “Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop-culturally relevant for as long as it has.”

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