David Goyer to Write ‘Godzilla’ Remake

The writer of The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel will script the remake for Legendary Pictures.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

After setting his sights on rebooting both Batman and Superman in the likes of Batman Begins and Zack Snyder's upcoming Man of Steel, David Goyer now has a bigger pop culture icon to revive. Like, much bigger. Godzilla-sized, actually, which makes sense because he's just been hired to write Gareth Edwards' new remake of Godzilla for Legendary Pictures, as Deadline has just reported.

Goyer's credentials extend far beyond the franchises for which he has recently become famous. In 1992 he wrote the screenplay for Demonic Toys for Full Moon Entertainment, and went on to provide screenplays for such projects as the sci-fi classic Dark City, the not-quite-a-sci-fi-classic Jumper, and also the scripts for Wesley Snipes' Blade movies, the most recent of which – Blade: Trinity – he directed himself. He's also helmed three other film projects by his lonesome: the indie drama Zig-Zag and the supernatural thrillers The Invisible and The Unborn.

Goyer takes over the Godzilla scripting duties from David Callaham, the writer of the Doom videogame adaptation and Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables

As long as he doesn't reference the god awful 1998 Roland Emmerich movie, I think we'll all be just fine indeed.

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