Godzilla Getting A Very Interesting And Particular Rewrite From Iron Man 3’s Drew Pearce

We’ll call him Iron Man 3‘s Drew Pearce for the headline, but he’ll always be No Heroics‘ Drew Pearce to us.

His latest gig is a pretty quick, but very targeted one: according to Variety, Pearce has been employed to take a pass at Gareth Edwards‘ upcoming Godzilla movie and make all of the characters older.

Which is to say, the draft they have now is about “younger characters” but Edwards and Legendary are looking to cast older actors, so they’re having a rewrite done. They have “prototype” actors in mind, and these are older than… well, older than they were in the current draft.

How young the characters are in the current draft isn’t clear, and neither is how old they’ll be in the Pearce rewrite. Are we looking at teenagers changing into 20 somethings? 20 somethings crossing the line into their 30s? 30 somethings getting pushed into the Clooney and Pitt bracket? Are they planning something like Cocoon, Gallants or Tough Guys? Will our hero be trying to keep Godzilla’s mouth open with a zimmer frame.

My money would be on early 20 somethings getting punched into their 30s. Why? Because those seem to be the two biggest sets of representations in genre cinema.

I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of folk cheering about this rewrite, and I’m cool with it, if its what Edwards wants, but I would never have assumed the film to be faulty or doomed if he was making it about a wave of teens. I don’t think I’d see that news and just assume he would be making some sort of Mouseketeer vehicle. To my mind, the clear indicator of quality here is the group of people involved, not anything to do with how many of the cast are tall enough to go on the big boy rides at Disneyland

CoKD2bsWIAYDzKJ

Every Teacher Should Have This Yoda Commission By Otis Frampton

Archie2

“They’re Not Going To Play Kids Forever” Archie Comics Forever: 75 Years of Storytelling SDCC Panel

Matt Damon Offers A Ninety Second Recap Of The Bourne Trilogy

Untitled

Paper Crafting Is Harder Than It Looks At SDCC

preachers1e9

Thoughts On AMC’s Preacher Season One, Episode Nine

gotgv2

James Gunn Calls Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Comic-Con Clips Unfinished

752664c0-6631-4c18-8a67-6c9eb852cb61

150 Things We Learned At San Diego Comic-Con 2016, From Pokemon To Grindr

Is Rachel Talalay On The List Of Potential Captain Marvel Directors?

Bleeding Cool’s Swag Shots Of San Diego Comic-Con 2016

For Fans, Faith in Marvel’s Movie Brand Overcomes Doubt About The Doctor Strange Trailer