Back in September, we reported that Warner Bros. issued a September 28, 2014 release date for the studio's highly-anticipated Godzilla remake. Today, producer Dan Lin reveals that they are currently in pre-production, with shooting scheduled to begin in Vancouver this March.
"We're planning to film in March. We are in deep pre-production. (Director) Gareth (Edwards) has really mapped out his vision for the movie, you saw the teaser, but Gareth, thanks to Thomas Tull's help, he took over a whole stage on the Warner Brothers lot and not only showed the teaser you saw, he had some models built of Godzilla, he had art decorated all over the soundstage, he had pre-vis of some of the big action sequences in the movie. So we're in deep pre-production and Gareth's vision of the movie is really exciting. It's a true re-boot of Godzilla. And you saw from the Comic-Con footage it is a grounded, realistic version of Godzilla. What would happen if Godzilla came into our world today?"
When asked about the story, the producer wouldn't spill any specific details pertaining to the plot.
"I don't want to give any plot details right now. I want you guys to be surprised."
Gareth Edwards is directing from a screenplay by Dave Callaham (The Expendables), David S. Goyer (Dark Knight) and Max Borenstein (The Seventh Son). No cast members have been announced yet, although if production is actually going to start in March, we will surely have casting updates very soon.