In anticipation to the release of GODZILLA (5.16.14), Warner Bros. Pictures has released the following still images.
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An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Gareth Edwards directs â€œGodzilla,â€ which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (â€œKick-Assâ€), OscarÂ® nominee Ken Watanabe (â€œThe Last Samurai,â€ â€œInceptionâ€), Elizabeth Olsen (â€œMartha Marcy May Marleneâ€), OscarÂ® winner Juliette Binoche (â€œThe English Patient,â€ â€œCosmopolisâ€), and Sally Hawkins (â€œBlue Jasmineâ€), with OscarÂ® nominee David Strathairn (â€œGood Night, and Good Luck.,â€ â€œThe Bourne Legacyâ€) and Bryan Cranston (â€œArgo,â€ TVâ€™s â€œBreaking Badâ€).
Edwards directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, story by David Callaham, based on the character â€œGodzillaâ€ owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Patricia Whitcher and Alex Garcia are serving as executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes OscarÂ®-nominated director of photography Seamus McGarvey (â€œAnna Karenina,â€ â€œAtonementâ€); production designer Owen Paterson (â€œThe Matrixâ€ trilogy); editor Bob Ducsay (â€œLooperâ€); OscarÂ®-nominated costume designer Sharen Davis (â€œDreamgirls,â€ â€œRay,â€ â€œDjango Unchainedâ€); and OscarÂ®-winning visual effects supervisor Jim Rygiel (the â€œLord of the Ringsâ€ films). The score is being created by OscarÂ®-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat (â€œArgo,â€ â€œThe Kingâ€™s Speechâ€).
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures production, a Gareth Edwards film, â€œGodzilla.â€ Slated to open on May 16, 2014, the film is expected to be presented in 3D, 2D and IMAXÂ® in select theatres and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment.
In 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX on May 16
(Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)