Frank Darabont Talks ‘Godzilla’

Godzilla is now really getting underway. Although we’re yet to have a star attached to the project, what we do have is Frank Darabont as a writer. A man that has given us such wonderous monster films such as The Mist and The Blob remake. Speaking to io9, Darabont promised to take Godzilla away from the camp and return him to being a terrifying force of nature.

Godzilla has its origins as an allegory for the atom bomb, but today it’s more of a straightforward monster movie. Do you want to restore some of that allegorical significance to the franchise?

Frank Darabont: What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years. The giant terrifying force of nature that
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