Juliette Binoche’s name is the latest to be attached to Gareth Edwards’ reboot of the Godzilla franchise.
According to Variety, Binoche is reportedly in talks to join Aaron Johnson, Bryan Cranston, and Elizabeth Olsen for the Godzilla reboot, planned for a May 16, 2014 release.
Toho Co., Ltd’s Godzilla monster has made appearances in film, television, and comic books for decades, and is one of the most recognizable and iconic movie monsters in the world. Our only significant contribution to the mythology of the character was a famously bad remake for western audiences in 1998.
The new Godzilla, or America Does Godzilla 2: Electric Boogaloo, is being developed by Legendary and its partner Warner Bros. They want to return Godzilla to his roots with a gritty, realistic action vehicle (but that’s the exact same thing Hollywood says about everything they reboot).
Still, we’re willing to give the Godzilla reboot a shot, because Edwards sounds like he has his head in the right place. He told Shock Till You Drop of the film:
“My earliest memories was channel 4, they showed them every Friday night. As a kid I wasn’t quite sure about the dubbing, the English-dubbed versions. They threw me for a bit. I love science fiction and, well I call them B movies but they’re not, but I love ’60s and ’70s sci-fi. But these would come on and be dubbed and it would take my kid brain to adjust to the dubbing. It took me some time to get through that.”
French-born Binoche is arguably best known to American audiences for the 1996 drama The English Patient, and was most recently seen in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis opposite Robert Pattinson.
Are you excited for the Godzilla reboot?