Production of Gareth Edwards’ reboot to the Godzilla franchise starts next month but there has still been no official casting announced. However, Variety is reporting that Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) could be in line to join the cast.
We reported last month that Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) could be eyed up for the lead role and sources close to Variety are claiming that he is still in the running. However Legendary Pictures are still waiting on the Frank Darabont (The Mist) script and no deals will be signed until that is finished. His script will be the fifth version since David S. Goyer’s (Man of Steel) initial screenplay.
The script and casting will need to be sorted out soon if Legendary and Warner Bros. are going to meet their projected March start date.
Godzilla has been tearing up movie screens since his debut in 1954 and has gone on to star in over 28 movies, TV shows, comic books, and video games. Legendary’s Godzilla will be the second attempt at an American reboot to the franchise after Roland Emmerich’s failed 1998 movie starring Matthew Broderick.
Gareth Edward’s Godzilla is set for release in 2014 to mark the 60th anniversary of the franchise.