Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have announced that principal photography has begun on the new sci-fi thriller, Godzilla, on location in Vancouver.
Ken Watanabe has joined the cast, which already includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2), Elizabeth Olsen (Red Lights), Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.
The Gareth Edwards-directed (Monsters) reboot will pay respect to the 1954 original about a fire-breathing monster, mutated due to atomic radiation exposure, that wreaked devastation on Japan but then defended the nation in later films from attacks by other monsters. The reboot promises to be a more “realistic” and “serious” nontraditional sci-fi take on Godzilla.
Godzilla is scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 16, 2014 in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.