Gareth Edwards to direct another monster


5th January 2011

Gareth Edwards will direct another American Godzilla reboot. If his first feature is any indication, this movie will feature bland, barely talented actors in the lead roles, only this time they'll be Japanese.

Gareth Edwards made a huge splash on the scene with his debut feature, the critically acclaimed Monsters. I didn't care for it much, but that didn't stop it from securing a spot on TheShiznit's list of the Top 20 Films of 2010.

Anyway, Legendary pictures has tapped Edwards to helm their upcoming American reboot of Godzilla, which will hopefully hew closer to the original Toho films than the Emmerich film from over a decade ago.

If nothing else, Monsters demonstrated that Edwards has an uncanny knack for presenting a large scale story on a very small budget. Right now, there's no word on how much money he will have at his disposal this time around, but there is a good chance that it will be pretty substantial.

I just hope he doesn't relegate the Big G to the background, while focusing on an unconvincing love story between thinly drawn characters. Don't mind me, I'm bitter.

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