December 11, 2010

Darren Aronofsky Jokingly Teases Interest In Godzilla Remake

Collider found a quote from the director which sort of teases him contemplating the Godzilla reboot. A journalist asked Aronofsky whether he would like to remake Frankenstein or Godzilla one day. He very well was joking but he answered remaking the king of the monsters.

 “Why is that so funny? That’s all I ever wanted to do – remake Godzilla.”

When it comes to Darren Aronofsky I never say never. He is still hopeful to remake Robocop some day along with his Lone Wolf & Cub (Shogun Assassin) film. The latter I think he'll get out of his system with the samurai/ninja filled production of The Wolverine. With MGM getting back on it's legs Robocop is still possible. He's also been offered directing gigs on both Batman (pre-Nolan) and Superman. While Godzilla seems a very unlikely choice for a director of his caliber he must have grown up on the extensive library of Godzilla films like myself and others. It's also not that unbelievable since the studio is rumored to be looking for a writer/director to take on the project.

Previously there had been a bit of confusion when Legendary Pictures (the same studio that is making the Godzilla reboot) bought another monster-based project Pacific Rim from screenwriter Travis Beacham (Clash of The Titans). Later when Pacific Rim was rumored to be offered to Guillermo del Toro along with the film being re-tooled into the Godzilla project.  Guillmero went on the record denying any involvement with Godzilla.

“I am not involved in ‘Godzilla’ at all,” Guillermo replied once I’d explained the rumor to him.  “I haven’t read it or plan to read it.  Nor have I been approached to direct it.”

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