GODZILLA (1994): Jan De Bont's Unmade TriStar Film

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In 1994, Sony’s TriStar Pictures hired Jan De Bont (SPEED) to direct a big budget, American version of GODZILLA. Designs for an updated Godzilla and additional creatures were created; storyboards were drawn; sets and locations were selected; a production team assembled... and then everything fell apart, supposedly over a budget dispute between the studio and director. TriStar next offered GODZILLA to Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, who disappointed moviegoers with their own take in 1998.

SciFi Japan is pleased to present a detailed, 4 part overview of Jan De Bont’s GODZILLA, with production info, photos and concept art -- many never-before-seen -- storyboards and interviews with more than two dozen people who worked on the project. Starting today, a new chapter will be released each Sunday through the end of May.

http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/...-jan-de-bonts-unproduced-tristar-film-part-1/

 

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Part 2 is now on SciFi Japan, featuring new interviews with director Jan De Bont; production designer Joseph Nemec III; special effects supervisor Boyd Shermis; screenwriter Terry Rossio; concept artists Carlos Huante, Mark “Crash” McCreery, and Ricardo Delgado; and storyboard artists David Russell and Giacomo Ghiazza.

Accompanying the filmmakers’ recollections are never-before-seen photos, concept artwork and 435 PAGES of storyboards from the movie!

http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/...de-bonts-unproduced-tristar-film-part-2-of-4/

 

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Prepare for more eye strain!

Part 3 is now on SciFi Japan, offering a look at the final stages of pre-production, the film’s digital effects, the incredible creature design work done by Stan Winston Studio, and the untold story behind the project’s cancellation!

Featuring new interviews with director Jan De Bont and Winston artists Mark “Crash” McCreery, Joey Orosco, Mark Maitre, Bruce Fuller and David Monzingo, this article includes an amazing selection of never-before-seen visuals including early pre-viz video of Godzilla’s attack on the Golden Gate Bridge, photos of set designs, new Godzilla maquette pics, and the first look at Winston Studio’s designs for the Gryphon!

http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/...de-bonts-unproduced-tristar-film-part-3-of-4/

 

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SciFi Japan’s look at the unproduced 1994 TriStar GODZILLA concludes with the aftermath of the movie’s cancellation, Sony’s attempt to relaunch the project with a revised screenplay, the fateful decision to take Godzilla in a totally different direction under filmmakers Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, and the ongoing legacy of “Godzilla 1998/Zilla” at Toho.

This last chapter features a new interview with screenwriter (1995 rewrite) Don Macpherson, final comments from the GODZILLA ‘94 team (including director Jan De Bont ; writer Terry Rossio; concept artist Ricardo Delgado; creature sculptor Joey Orosco and FX supervisor Boyd Shermis) and more never-before-seen photos from the unmade film.

http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/...de-bonts-unproduced-tristar-film-part-4-of-4/

 

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