Godzilla Reboot Gets New Writer

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<i>Godzilla</i> Reboot Gets New Writer

Max Borenstein, who adapted Joseph Delaney’s young-adult fantasy The Last Apprentice for Legendary Pictures, is now the third screenwriter to take a pass at the studio’s Godzilla reboot, Heat Vision reports.

He follows David Callaham (The Expendables) and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel), who’ve each penned drafts for the giant-creature feature. Gareth Edwards, the British filmmaker behind the 2010 micro-budget science fiction sensation Monsters, is still attached to direct.

The Legendary reboot will be the first Godzilla movie since 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars, and the first English-language take on the city-stomping reptile since Roland Emmerich’s universally panned 1998 film.

Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing the new take along with Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers. Warner Bros. will distribute through its deal with Legendary.

In addition to The Last Apprentice adaptation, called The Seventh Son, Borenstein has worked on Legendary’s in-development Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi.