With the first trailer for Godzilla debuting tomorrow morning, Warner Bros. has released three photos from this highly-anticipated action-thriller, giving us new looks at Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and the title creature himself, as seen through the POV of a hazmat suit as the massive monster is struck by a torpedo. Check out the photos, then read on to see what director Gareth Edwards has to say about next summer's ultimate Kaiju battle.
The director revealed that he wants Godzilla to be seen as an epic force of nature, while making it grounded in reality.
"To me, he's like a force of nature, like the wrath of God or vengeance for the way we've behaved. If this really happened, it would be like Sept. 11. I want it to be epic. I want to get the hairs on the back of your neck up."
Gareth Edwards made his directorial debut with the low-budget thriller Monsters in 2010, transitioning into big-budget filmmaking with this follow-up. Here's what the director said about the resources that are now at his disposal.
"It's the closest thing to being a god as I think there is in terms of a job you could have. You picture something one day and draw it, and the next day, it's physical and there in front of you no matter how insane. OK, all your life, say, you want to be a footballer and you played for your local team, and then one day, someone says, 'Do you want to play in the World Cup final?' Who wouldn't say yes to that?"
The director added that this movie stems from his 'secret fantasy' of living in a world where creatures like Godzilla actually exist.
"I've just got a secret fantasy - well, it's not very secret anymore - about living in a world where there's fantastical things like giant creatures and what it would really be like and trying to take it seriously. And there's no bigger or better icon than Godzilla."