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Warner Bros.' 'Godzilla' Gets 2014 Release Date

6/12/2014 Tim Kenneally

By Tim Kenneally

Warner Bros.' take on the "Godzilla" saga will be released May 16, 2014, the company said Thursday.

The film is expected to be presented in 3D.

Read the full press release below.

More to come...


BURBANK, CA, September 13, 2012 – Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary

Pictures have slated their take on the classic Godzilla franchise to kick off the Summer

moviegoing season on May 16, 2014. The joint announcement was made today by Dan

Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President

of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, and by Legendary Pictures.

Toho Co., Ltd.'s Godzilla franchise contains one of the most widely recognized

movie monsters worldwide, including more than 25 films, multiple television programs,

video games and book series. Legendary, which has been developing the project, and its

partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic

actioner. The project will fall under Legendary's overall agreement with Warner Bros.

The film is directed by Gareth Edwards, who earned worldwide acclaim for

his feature directorial debut, "Monsters." Edwards directs from a screenplay by David

Callaham ("The Expendables" films), David S. Goyer (the "Dark Knight" trilogy) and

Max Borenstein (upcoming "The Seventh Son"). Legendary's Thomas Tull and Jon

Jashni will produce, along with Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and

Patricia Whitcher will serve as executive producers alongside Doug Davison, Yoshimitsu

Banno and Kenji Okuhira.

A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film will

be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment

Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. The tent pole

film is expected to be presented in 3D.

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