The one and only Juliette Binoche is reportedly in talks to co-star in the upcoming reboot of the Godzilla franchise. The French actress is best known for turns in critically acclaimed films like Chocolat and The English Patient.
Also in negotiations for this film are Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass, Nowhere Boy), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Argo), and Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House, Kill Your Darlings). Taylor-Johnson can be seen in the upcoming sequel to Kick-Ass, and Olsen will be in Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy. Cranston, of course, is currently finishing the final season of Breaking Bad and Binoche herself is receiving buzz for her performance in the upcoming French drama Camille Claudel, 1915.
Godzilla became a Japanese cultural icon in the early 1960s, and has in the last decade or so has had a bit of a filmic resurgence. Of the 29 Godzilla films that have been released over the years, however, only one has been American made (Godzilla, 1998, starring Matthew Broderick). The fact that this one is considered by many fans to be, by far, the worst one ever made means that many people seem to be remaining skeptical of the upcoming reboot of the franchise.
What do you think? Will Hollywood have learned from its mistakes and create a modern monster movie classic, or could this Godzilla movie actually set a new low?