Godzilla fans have several very good reasons to be optimistic about the Legendary Pictures revival of the King of Monsters.
First, the studio tapped Gareth Edwards to helm the project after seeing his micro-budget sci-fi Monsters. Then the director debuted footage at Comic-Con International that was well received by the audience. And finally there are the writers: David Callahan (The Expendables) wrote the original draft, followed by people like David Goyer (The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel) and Max Borenstein (The Seventh Son). Variety now reports one more name has been added to the list — Drew Pearce.
Pearce is best known for creating the British superhero comedy series No Heroics, which got him the attention of Hollywood and lead to writing jobs on Iron Man 3 and Sherlock Holmes 3. Word is that Legendary hired Pearce to come in for a four-week rewrite with an eye toward aging the characters up to better fit the vision the studio has. Once that’s done, casting can begin.
Godzilla is set to debut from Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. on May 16, 2014.