Last year marked the first time Legendary Pictures ever hosted their own panel presentation at Comic-Con and they used that opportunity to briefly detail four high concept films that were in early development, by bringing directors, writers and several of the stars on stage. These included Pacific Rim, Seventh Son, Paradise Lost, and Mass Effect.
This year they’re bringing two of those back along with one surprise film they’ve not officially announced is coming to the show: Godzilla.
Yesterday’s press release indicated that Legendary will be sharing a panel in the convention’s biggest room with Warner Bros., but it was vague in detailing plans for the booth or panel guests:
Legendary Entertainment – This year Legendary is showcasing its film slate in conjunction with its long-time partner Warner Bros in Hall H on Saturday, July 14 beginning at 2pm PT. Legendary films including PACIFIC RIM and SEVENTH SON will be part of the presentation. Legendary will also once again have a significant booth presence on the convention floor as well as stand-alone panels relating to Legendary’ s burgeoning comics division.
Latino Review has the scoop which details that Legendary is also secretly (not anymore) planning the first ever presentation for the Godzilla reboot, and that the what will be shown is very impressive.
The convention has a special relationship with the beast, as Legendary held a booth for the film at Comic-Con 2010 where they also showcased the first Godzilla concept art. The film is being produced under a collaboration between Legendary and Warner Bros. and the last we heard on its status was when Max Borenstein was brought on last fall to rework David S. Goyer’s script for director Gareth Edwards (Monsters).
The goal of the project is to bring the franchise back to its roots of what made the classic Japanese Godzilla films special. The film will embrace the classic style Godzilla in a contemporary setting with an updated origin, and best of all, he’ll be fighting at least one monster instead of the Army as we saw in Roland Emmerich’s 1998 attempt at modernizing the franchise.
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Source: Latino Review
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