Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla to have scenes set in 1954

Even though we are less than six months away from the release of Gareth Edwards’ reboot to the Godzilla series, we’re apparently still no closer to a trailer and/or images (although rumour suggests the trailer will be attached to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug). Aside from an image of the creature (which has since been removed) and the Comic-Con footage (also removed) leaking online, word on the movie has been very quiet.

All we really know is that The King of the Monsters will be taking on another kaiju in the movie (quite possibly Kumonga), but now the movie’s cinematographer Sheamus McGarvey has given us another slither of information to whet our appetites. In an interview with Pushing Pixels, McGarvey reveals that sections of Godzilla will be set in 1954.
“On Godzilla I used the old C series anamorphic lenses, and for the section in 1954 I used really old vintage lenses from the early 1960s. They took the edge off of the very vivid, sharp sensors, and gave it a distant period feel. That’s exciting as glass is coming back in terms of lending difference to each project that we do. It’s nice to be able to interfere with image, to sort of mess it up a bit.”

The first Godzilla movie (and therefore his first attack) was released in 1954. Several of Toho’s Godzilla movies during the Heisei and Millennium series posed themselves as sequels to Ishiro Honda’s 1954 original. Will Gareth Edwards’ movie follow a similar process?

Godzilla is set for release next year to coincide with the monster’s 60th anniversary and features Aaron Talyor-Johnson (The Avengers: Age of Ultron), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Elizabeth Olsen (The Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Ken Watanabe (Inception), and is based off a script by Frank Darabont (The Mist).

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