Godzilla and Asteroids Get New Writers


Heat Vision reports that both Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla and Universal’s Asteroids have gotten new writers.

Max Borenstein, who just turned in his script for Art of the Steal at Warner Bros., is penning the new screenplay for Godzilla, which will be distributed by WB. David Goyer (The Dark Knight) previously worked on the script.

Borenstein also co-wrote the upcoming Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore.

Gareth Edwards (Monsters) will direct Godzilla. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing along with Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers.

Universal’s adaptation of the Atari video game Asteroids, meanwhile, will be written by Evan Spiliotopoulos. Matt Lopez (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) originally worked on the script. Spiliotopoulos was a writer on the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman.

The trade says “the plotline for the film adaptation has evolved into the story of two estranged brothers that must team up to save Earth from an alien race.” Lorenzo di Bonaventura (“Transformers” films) is producing.