After penning Gareth Edwards’ hugely successful Godzilla, it looks as though Max Borenstein will return for the highly-anticipated monster sequel.
It’s no secret that the recent Godzilla movie was an instant box-office success, raking in a colossal $525 million. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, this re-imagined classic monster movie caused a real stir… and was almost instantly given the green light for a sequel. But who will pen the upcoming second instalment? None other than Godzilla writer Max Borenstein.
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According to Deadline Hollywood, the Godzilla scribe has just closed a deal with Legendary Pictures that will see him pen the currently untitled sequel.
“Legendary Pictures has closed a deal for Max Borenstein to write the screenplay for the sequel to Godzilla, which Gareth Edwards will direct,” they reveal. “It is the latest example of how [Max] Borenstein is becoming a go-to guy for Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni’s event-film factory.”
Of course, Borenstein has also penned the upcoming King Kong origin movie, Skull Island, which sees Tom Hiddleston exploring the mysterious and dangerous island home of the legendary King Kong.
Gareth Edwards is also returning to direct… although with a Star Wars spin-off in the works, it’ll probably be a while before we see that sequel. Still, it’s great news that Legendary is getting the team back together. And after such a great success with Godzilla I think it’s safe to say that they’re likely to have another hit on their hands.
But which classic monsters will be joining the sequel?
At a recent panel event at San Diego Comic Con, Legendary confirmed that Godzilla is not alone… and referred to several iconic monsters as they lifted the lid on the future Godzilla movies.
It’s the news you’ve been waiting for. Monarch confirm Godzilla is not alone. Rodan! Mothra! King Ghidorah! #LegendarySDCC #SDCC
— Legendary (@Legendary) July 26, 2014
It certainly sounds like the beginning of a huge franchise… but as for who we’ll see next, we’ll have to just wait and see.
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Are you looking forward to the Godzilla sequel? Which monsters do you want to see return to the big screen? Let us know what you think in the comments below…