'Godzilla' sequel in the works
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 May 2014
Warner Bros. and Legendarys productions are planning a 'Godzilla' sequel after the movie raked in $200 million at the global box office over the weekend
Warner Bros. and Legendary productions are planning a 'Gozilla' sequel.
The studios behind the movie - which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen - have announced a follow-up to the sc-fi thriller after it raked in over $200 million at the global box office over the weekend.
Legendary president and chief creative officer Jon Jashni told Variety.com: "You can't ask for a better situation when you have a group of people, who were perhaps expecting to be let down were impressed, It all lines up when that eco-system aligns and starts feeding off itself. It's very validating."
Although doubt surrounded the latest remake of 'Godzilla' following the critically slammed 1998 Sony version - the two companies recognised the franchise potential of the new production and anticipated a sequel.
They have put the film's early box office success down to complete "re-branding" and "re-establishing" the movie after its previous flop.
Jashni said: "Our initial goal was to re-brand and re-establish the property in a Tiffany way. Now, we're trying to take in all of the results of the weekend."
The Gareth Edwards-directed picture took in around £93million in the US this weekend, with a further $103million taken from box office's worldwide.