With a May 16th, 2014 release date set for Legendary Pictures’ remake of Godzilla, it’s full steam ahead on the movie, but it appears work still needs to be done on the script, as Variety reports that Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) has been brought in to rework the screenplay.
He’ll apparently do four weeks of work on the film, with his main job reportedly being to “age up the characters. Warner Bros. and Legendary apparently still like the core of the script, originally written by David Callahan, David Goyer and Max Borenstein, but feels the main characters ought to be older. It may be a response to the failure of the likes of Battleship, which have been led by relatively little known 20-somethings, while older leads could allow a bigger name to take on the roles.
Gareth Edwards is still attached to direct, with the movie shooting next year.