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The new Godzilla movie begins filming and some classic monsters will be joining him

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Directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus), Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring films), and Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), both reprising their Godzilla roles, Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester by the Sea), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) in her feature film debut, 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).

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.

I love the original movies, but I am really looking forward to seeing the new versions of the classic giant monsters. Seems like we will also be getting a lot of Godzilla in the sequel. Great news as we didn’t see him enough in the Gareth Edwards directed movie.

Dougherty directs from a script he 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.

Dougherty’s creative team includes director of photography Lawrence Sher, whose past credits include War Dogs and Godzilla, for which he handled additional photography, production designer Scott Chambliss (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Star Trek Into Darkness), editor Roger Barton (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the Transformers films), costume designer Louise Migenbach (the X-Men and Hangover films), and Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron(Godzilla, Ghost in the Shell, and part of the Oscar-winning team behind Life of Pi).

Filming is taking place mainly in Atlanta, Georgia. A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film is currently scheduled for release in March 2019, and will be distributed in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.

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