When sneak footage of the new "Godzilla" movie screened at Comic-Con in 2012, fans ate it up. However, the production has run into some problems and Frank Darabont came aboard to work on the script. Darabont spoke to io9.com on Jan. 22 about the movie and his visions for it.
In the interview, Darabont said they are trying to avoid a camp feel for the movie. That ties in well with director Gareth Edwards vision, where the director said he wanted to bring Godzilla into the real world and examine how real people would deal with this force of nature.
Edwards already created a movie with a similar premise in "Monsters," where he focused on two people trying to survive as they travelled through a landscape where alien monsters roamed. Darabont is no stranger to the idea as well, with the great Stephen King adaptation "The Mist," which dealt with the evil of humans while trying to survive an attack by winged monsters in a fog.
Darabont promises that his Godzilla will still be a "terrifying force of nature" but promises human drama that is not clichéd. He also said he plans to write it in a way that is different from what most people expect from a monster movie. He also admitted there would be a tie-in with more contemporary issues, but wouldn't spoil that secret.
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