First ‘Godzilla’ Trailer & Poster Arrives

If you haven’t been able to tell from THN’s Godzilla Countdown, this latest GODZILLA has got us (or me at least) very excited indeed. Finally, after years and months of waiting we have the first official trailer, and boy was it worth the wait. Looking to erase all memory of Roland Emmerich’s misfire (well maybe not all memory as a stand alone monster film it wasn’t too bad), the Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. collaboration has enlisted Gareth Edwards, the man behind MONSTERS, to bring Toho’s most recognisable monster to the big screen. The film looks to hit the fun monster mashing of the Japanese Godzilla films, as well as hitting the powerful and emotional high of the very first film, which is approaching its 60th. The trailer makes a brave choice by focusing more on people than monsters, let’s hope the script does too. Let’s hope the final piece gives birth to a new franchise.

We’re also treated to a brand new teaser poster which showcases the epic scene in which a team of soldiers free falls into the middle of the chaos.

GODZILLA will be released 16th May 2014. It stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, and David Strathairn.


Source: Warner Bros.

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Luke likes many things, films and penguins being among them. He's loved films since the age of 9, when STARGATE and BATMAN FOREVER changed the landscape of modern cinema as we know it. His love of film extends to all aspects of his life, with trips abroad being planned around film locations and only buying products featured in Will Smith movies. His favourite films include SEVEN SAMURAI, PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, IN BRUGES, LONE STAR, GODZILLA, and a thousand others.


  1. Excited Guy

    December 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Looks so bad ass.

  2. JonRalphs

    December 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Go Zilla

  3. Louis Cypher

    December 10, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    That eerie music in the background at the start of the trailer is from the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey …


    December 10, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    goddam kaiju

  5. disqus_Fcm6GrJVlf

    December 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    “The trailer makes a brave choice by focusing more on people than monsters, let’s hope the script does too.”

    God, I hope not. The reason I liked Pacific Rim is because it gave us quite a few mech vs. monster scenes. It was a nice blend of human/ character development moments with mech/ monster sequences.

    Who gives a crap about father/ daughter relationship moments in a monster flick? When you went to go see “2012,” what exactly were you expecting to see? What did you (we) actually get?! I rest my case.

    If the title is “Godzilla,” I better see some Godzilla moments. I’m hopeful for this, but I saw “Monsters.” It was ok, but not a lot of monsters in a movie titled, “Monsters.” Take out the idea of monsters and the entire premise of the characters could have easily been set in a safari or war-time movie. Meaning the establishment of “monsters” is moot.

  6. Anthony Poirier

    December 30, 2013 at 4:25 am

    That was the very first thing I noticed when they started opening the plane’s bay doors. “Hey, this is Stanley Kubrick shit going on.”

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