Godzilla: King of the Monsters director wants a prehistoric Godzilla film
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is just around the corner, and hopefully makes enough money to usher in even more monster films beyond Godzilla Vs. Kong. If that happens, one of the films King of the Monsters director Mike Dougherty would like to see is a prehistoric Godzilla film featuring primitive humans.
Here’s his full quote via JoBlo: “I like the idea of going back in time and telling creatures’ stories from different eras. Skull Island was set in the ’70s, but personally I’d like to do ‘GODZILLA B.C.,’ go back to ancient times and really see the Ray Harryhausen-esque world where primitive humans had to try to survive with these creatures. Maybe we’d get to see the first time mankind truly encountered Godzilla, and get to see how that relationship was christened.”
Obviously, for something like that to happen King of the Monsters would have to be a mega hit … so, here’s hoping!
The Godzilla sequel stars Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring films), Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester by the Sea), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Bradley Whitford (Get Out), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness), and Zhang Ziyi (Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), both reprise their Godzilla roles.
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Michael Dougherty directs from a script he co-wrote with Zach Shields. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull, with Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers and Alexandra Mendes co-producing for Legendary.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the sequel is set to stomp into theaters on May 31.