We may as well get the bad news outta the way first…
After all the initial excitment for the “reboot” of Godzilla, the Hollywood Reporter has stated the following:
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Legendary seeks a court order to enforce a contract it says allows the studio to dump producers Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Doug Davison in advance of the start of production on the new Godzilla movie. Legendary says it has a March 2011 contract with Lin Pictures and Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment that requires it to involve the producers only if they are “deemed to be engaged” to produce the film.
But Legendary says the producing team did little to justify being included on the project.
“Defendants efforts on the project consisted only of introducing a screenwriter to Legendary and contributing notes to a screenplay which Legendary subsequently decided to not utilize,” the lawsuit states. “Legendary judged that Defendants offered little to the ongoing production of the film, and that their likely role (if engaged) would not warrant the substantial fees and backend compensation that they could potentially earn as producers.”
Accordingly, the lawsuit states, “Legendary notified Defendants in writing that it would not be engaging their services to produce the film.”
That notification did not sit well the producers, who, according to the lawsuit, threatened to rush into court and seek a restraining order to prevent the film from going forward. Legendary filed suit first to seek arbitration of the contract dispute.
Man…..I hate politics and money, they seem to always get in the way of great things.
I almost don’t want to talk about the following news because I can’t get the bad taste outta my mouth from the previous announcement, nor do I want to get any hopes up. Here it goes anyways, maybe it’ll cheer someone up!
According to CHUD:
1 – The film will feature more than one monster, confirming that two new monsters will also be wreaking havoc – this in addition to the big green guy.
2 – Warner Bros. made it clear that their interpretation of the material “follows the story of a solider” and is “way different” than the Toho Godzilla films.
VIA: Latino Review
Let’s hope that things work out and we can eventually forget about the 1998 Matthew Broderick disaster!
Godzilla is being prepped for a 2014 release (we hope…)
Stay tooned 😛