From the depths of Kaijune comes the King of the Monsters.... GODZILLA!
But not the Godzilla many fans were expecting when a US remake was announced in the '90s, and not the first attempt to make a US version of the legendary kaiju.
Steve Miner had tried to get a 3D version off the ground in 1983, and then there was the infamous Jan de Bont version in 1994. Both stories are fascinating enough, but always lurking in the background of the 1994 version were Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin.
They'd been offered Godzilla in the early '90s but turned it down repeatedly. After the 1994 project imploded due to budgetary concerns, they were offered it again.
It would be the combined movies of Armageddon and Deep Impact that changed Emmerich's path, and sent him to accept a US remake of Godzilla, alongside Dean Devlin, with full creative control for the pair.
And as we know, full creative control always goes to plan...
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