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Godzilla Reboot Gets New Writer

Max Borenstein, who adapted Joseph Delaney’s young-adult fantasy The Last Apprentice for Legendary Pictures, is now the third screenwriter to take a pass at the studio’s Godzilla reboot, Heat Vision reports.

He follows David Callaham (The Expendables) and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel), who’ve each penned drafts for the giant-creature feature. Gareth Edwards, the British filmmaker behind the 2010 micro-budget science fiction sensation Monsters, is still attached to direct.

The Legendary reboot will be the first Godzilla movie since 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars, and the first English-language take on the city-stomping reptile since Roland Emmerich’s universally panned 1998 film.

Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing the new take along with Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers. Warner Bros. will distribute through its deal with Legendary.

In addition to The Last Apprentice adaptation, called The Seventh Son, Borenstein has worked on Legendary’s in-development Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi.


  • Jason404

    As long as it’s good, take as many writers as you need. Just stay far far away from the 1998 version.. That was awful.

    We want a real Godzilla movie.

  • Stephen Bergstrom

    As long as the writers understand a few things:

    1) Godzilla can’t be killed, only temporarily stopped/thwarted.

    2) He has to have the atomic breath. You don’t have to explain HOW he has it, just so long as he does.

    3) He’s a metaphor for nuclear destruction. He’s not looking for a gorram nest.

  • Mak

    I like the look of the 1998 Godzilla. It was the story and lack of abilities of the Godzilla that Suck.

  • Mel

    I remember the 1998 version using heat breath during the taxi scene near the end.

  • Leathalorder0105

    is it still in 2012 or did thay move the date???