Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Godzilla 2012 Design?

If you’ve been visiting any of the linked sites found on the right-hand margin of this blog, you’ve probably come across the above image of what is purported to be the design of the upcoming Legendary Pictures version of Godzilla that’s been making the rounds on various sites. So... could this sculpture be the genuine article?


To put things in perspective, we’re talking about the internet here... speculation has a long-standing tradition of running completely rampant online. Remember all the crazy theories flying around about Cloverfield before the movie came out in theaters? Y’know- the ones that, as it eventually turned out, were either flat-out wrong or had nothing to do with the final, finished film?


I fully admit to getting every bit as caught up in that hoopla at the time; now looking back, a little bit of restraint and common sense might have been a better path to take. As the old Proverb goes: fool me once, shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me.


This is why I really don’t have any sort of opinion about the photo in question at this point in time for a movie that has only JUST started development... other than it’s a nice sculpt. The guy (or girl) responsible is clearly talented. One thing I can say with certainty is that, given how Hollywood normally does things, whatever this new American Godzilla finally ends up looking like will probably be kept pretty confidential up until the movie’s actual release.

8 comments:

Botch the Crab said...

I've actually become more of fan of the Tokyo S.O.S. style of Godzilla: overgrown, lumpy, unstylized. The more recent trend are like this one, where Godzilla looks *designed* and I just don't dig it as much. ;)

Mysterious Pants said...

Agreed- there is something to making Godzilla's design too sleek to the point wherein he starts to lose some of his power and presence.

Ted said...

Actually Godzilla Action Figures remains a very good thing. I love all different figures of the Monster godzilla. I am collecting many Godzilla Toys too.

Rich said...

@ Botch, or others: I've been off in internship la-la-land for a few years, so could you please give me a link explaining what you mean by Tokyo SOS style?

Mysterious Pants said...

Botch is referring to the suit design used in the film Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.; just do a Google image search on that title and you'll see some examples.

Kyotita said...

I got to agree on the tokyo S.O.S comment. I have to say though...as long as it isn't another GINO, giant scared lizard with no defenses, and has a breath weapon I will be happy heh. Luckily the ones working on this film are fans so we should get a good film, if the world don't end first lol

Rich said...

@ Botch: the word "crusty" comes to mind, more than "lumpy," but that's just me. But, overall, I agree that a more organic less plastic surgery Godzilla has more appeal.
Is there any significant difference between the Godzilla 2000 and Tokyo SOS suit design?

Bunche said...

I wish the Cloverfield monster had ended up looking like the one in the drawing.