For Godzilla and kaiju fans alike not much has been revealed of the re-imagined “King of the Monsters.” A silhouette shrouded in smoke, large dorsal fins, and a swishing tail have made up a majority of the images of the rebooted Godzilla. Now, a new poster has debuted showcasing the true size and scope of the “King of the Monsters” as he stomps his way through central San Francisco. Take a look!
Through past Toho “Godzilla” features, the creature was reported to be anywhere from 164-328 feet in height. Using the poster, Godzilla can be scaled next to San Francisco’s tallest building, the Transamerica Pyramid, at a height of 400 meters, which in standard measurement is slightly over 1312 feet. That makes for one whopping monster. Perhaps this is a marketing ploy to attract the attention of theater attendees. In any case, the big green guy could make mincemeat out of any kaiju that stormed the screens last summer in Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim.”
For this version, Godzilla will have a more serious tone than its 1998 predecessor/disaster helmed by Roland Emmerich. Director Gareth Edwards had this to say about his monster baby,
“(Godzilla is) a force of nature, like the wrath of God or vengeance for the way we’ve behaved.”
Here is the basic storyline for the film courtesy of Legendary Pictures.
Godzilla — An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
The action/sci-fi/thriller “Godzilla” is scheduled for a May 16th release. The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Brian Markinson, Patrick Sabongui and Akira Takarada. Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Drew Pearce wrote the screenplay based on the story by Dave Callaham and David S. Goyer. Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) directs.