With Godzilla now gaining a reported set production start, it seems like only a matter of time before we have the human characters cast with the massive cinematic icon. Though news on the monster reboot has been silent so far, it's been a little less than a month since Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures actually set a release date for the upcoming blockbuster. But before we move into casting, it seems the studio has only one objective first: to shape up the script in order to gain the actors and actresses they are aiming for.
Variety reports that Legendary Pictures has hired Drew Pearce to perform a four week rewrite of Godzilla. Don't worry: the studio is very happy with the script; they would simply like Pearce to age the main characters in order to land within an age demographic that the studio has reportedly found in actors and actresses they are hoping to land.
Casting has not yet begun, but it's clear that Legendary and director Gareth Edwards obviously has at least a few people in mind. Exactly who has landed on this shortlist, however, remains to be seen. Still with a month to go until this script polish is complete, it's clear that we won't be hearing too many concrete updates until then.
The original draft of the screenplay came from David Callaham (The Expendables films), and was then improved by David S. Goyer (the Dark Knight trilogy) and Max Borenstein (upcoming The Seventh Son). Though plot details are slim, the upcoming film promises to "return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner".
This comes on the heels of news that Godzilla will be settling into Vancouver early next year for a production start in March 2013. Edwards will be shooting Godzilla in 3D, with a release set for May 16th 2014.