Gareth Edwards and Legendary Pictures’ re-imagining of Godzilla is starting to lock down a cast. According to Variety, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) are circling roles in the epic monster flick opening May 16, 2014. Also added to that group: Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass), but here’s the rub. It’s all just “talk” until a final script is turned in.
Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead, The Mist) is doing a new pass at the script.
Toho Co., Ltd.’s Godzilla franchise contains one of the most widely recognized movie monsters worldwide, including more than 25 films, multiple television programs, video games and book series. Legendary, which has been developing the project, and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner. The project will fall under Legendary’s overall agreement with Warner Bros.