‘Godzilla’ Reboot Adds Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston, So Now We Have to See It

Elizabeth Olsen to star in Godzilla remake with Bryan Cranston

First things first: Yes, there are no original ideas left in Hollywood. The thought of yet another Godzilla reboot? Not that exciting. But now that Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston are circling director Gareth Evans’ gritty re-imagining of the classic monster movie? Ugh, fine, we’re totally in.

According to Variety, Olsen and Cranston would potentially co-star in the movie, with Savages star Aaron Johnson in talks to join the cast as well. Who they’d play is still a mystery, though, because character descriptions and plot details have not been released.

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Oscar-nominated screenwriter and former The Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont is currently finishing up the script, and the studio will officially hire its cast once that’s completed. The movie is already scheduled to hit theaters on May 16, 2014, and should start filming in March.Evans previewed some test footage from his film at ComicCon 2012 that showed a more serious, scary envisioning of Godzilla — think District 9, but with a giant, terrifying monster instead of lizard-like aliens. The director told fans that he loves Godzilla and plans to make the serious version he’s wanted to see since he was a kid.

Alright, we’re on board now. What about you?

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Before joining the Hollywood.com team as LA News Director, Jean was a contributing editor at Zap2it.com, an associate editor at AOL TV/Huffington Post TV, and wrote about everything from vampires to 'Harry Potter' for MTV News, MTV.com's Hollywood Crush and Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. She would like to think she has found the ideal balance in her consumption of both highbrow and lowbrow entertainment, but the sheer volume of 'House Hunters' and 'Parking Wars' episodes on her DVR would reveal otherwise.