So, Warner Bros. is making a new American Godzilla movie, which they promise will “return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner.”
Thus far the task of grim and grittying up Godzilla has fallen to David Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade) and David Callaham (The Expendables), but apparently they didn’t manage to suck quite enough fun out of the concept. Now Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) has been brought on board to “age up” the script and characters. Clint Eastwood should be getting the call any day now.
Um, hey Warner Bros. — no matter how hard you try, your gritty realistic actioner is going become very unrealistic and silly once the giant fire breathing lizard shows up, because giant fire breathing lizards are neither realistic nor gritty. Just sayin’.