Although there have been a few snags in the development of director Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla" remake, a silver lining is in the form of an excellent rewrite hire, reported Bloody Disgusting on Monday.
Frank Darabont, the man behind such greatness as "The Green Mile", "The Shawshank Redemption", "The Mist", and AMC's "The Walking Dead", has been hired by Legendary to give the script a pass-over polish. He seems a perfect fit for the job, having worked almost exclusively with high-quality paranormal drama, and "The Mist" was all about strange creatures invading a confused and frightened town. So, that's the good news.
Deadline reports, however, that not all is well with the production. Producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee have been let go and there is much speculation about the nature of their departure. They have apparently been let go without getting credit on the film and without any option to receive back-end money, a treasure trove of cash on a global franchise like "Godzilla".
Even with Darabont on board, the film begins shooting on March 14th in Vancouver and Hawaii. How new changes will be implemented into a set shooting schedule is anybody's guess, but 2014 seems far enough away to allow for some hiccups.
The film will reportedly operate under the working title "Nautilus", in case you care.
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