The reintroduction of the kaiju genre in mainstream American cinema began last week with Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim release. While the film underperformed at the box office, I still contend that it’s one of the better summer movies to have come out thus far. With San Diego Comic Con taking place this weekend, a litany of geeky films will be making their public premieres. One such film is the anticipated American remake of the classic Godzilla.
Directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters), the upcoming Godzilla remake is slim on the details, but features an amazing lineup of actors including Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), and Ken Watanabe (Letters from Iwo Jima). With famed writer/director Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead, The Green Mile) attached as one of the screenwriters, you already know that this reboot of the Godzilla franchise will have a lot of hype leading up to its 2014 release.
The poster, which you can view in full below, constructions broken down buildings set to resemble the famed monster. Obviously, Godzilla won’t be made up of buildings, but the poster hints at just how fun and destructive the film will be. I’m already excited to see more; hopefully SDCC will reveal the first look at the monster herself or, better yet, some actual footage.