We’re a month out from the biggest Monster Fest of the year, with Gareth Edwards take on Godzilla. While we’ve seen a ton of clips and trailers that feature the stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, as well as the Beast himself; we don’t know much about how the film was made.

Below, we have a couple of behind-the-scenes featurettes on that feature out director Edwards, speaking on how he brought Toho’s Big Bad to the Big Screen. Check it out!

The film is being directed by Gareth Edwards. It will also star: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth OlsenJuliette BinocheDavid Strathairn,  Bryan CrantsonKen Watanabe, and Richard T. Jones also star.  Godzilla opens in 3D on May 16, 2014.