My wonderful, wonderful little monkeys! It's shaping up to be quite a year!
- Firstly, a call to action - there's only 6 days left to fund this wonderful MY FIRST GODZILLA plush. My concern is that, if this little guy can't get funded, then it'll look pretty bad for Toy Vault and their great Godzilla goodies.[link]
- Let's get all that juicy Godzilla news out there. As I'm sure many of you are aware, the three major actors currently in talks to be the leads in GODZILLA 2014 are Aaron Johnson (Kickass in KICKASS), Bryan Cranston (Walter White on BREAKING BAD) and Elizabeth Olsen (the considerably more talented Olsen sister from MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE). Now we have confirmation that Olsen will be joining the cast - she somewhat un-ironically declares that the film is going to be "a very heavy drama!...a very different take on the past Godzillas..." One can infer that she ACTUALLY means "more like the original film," but she can act, so we'll cut her some slack [link]
- GODZILLA's most recent draft is currently being handled by the incredibly talented and extremely respected Frank Darabont. In the past I've bitched and complained that this film has too many writers, yatta yatta yatta...but ultimately what matters is the final film. Multiple writers tacked A NEW HOPE back in the day, and it turned into a great film. On the other hand, there's THE PHANTOM MENACE...with only...one...writer... >_>
Regardless, Darabont promises us that Godzilla will be a "terrifying force of nature." Despite turning his nose up at the sequels, it gives me hope that the film is in good hands at the moment.[link]
- Toys, toys, TOYS! Bandai is putting out even more made-for-USA Godzilla figures, including King Caesar, Little Godzilla, and some great new Tokyo Vinyl figures. Plus a Chibi Kaiju pack! YAY![link]
- Monsterarts! Delicious, delicious Monsterarts! While Destoroyah waits in the wings and Biollante lurks on the horizon, we also get to look forward to King Kong (2005) and...GASP! MOSUGOJI??! This series didn't thrill me when it first came out, but after the imposing SpaceGodzilla, just about everything's been gold. Bring 'em on![link][link]
- PACIFIC RIM gears up! Toys for the Jaeger machines Gipsey Danger, Crimson Typhoon and Striker Eureka are revealed at Toy Fair 2013! EXCITEMENT MUCH. Also, the art book is available for preorder on Amazon [link]
- By-the-by, if you're attending G-Fest this year, get there early! Thursday night will have an exclusive midnight screening of PACIFIC RIM! And attendees will be treated to a special new print by yours truly!
- Color me excited for this - a new series of Ultraman collectibles, ULTRA BONE, is coming out this month! Get these little skeletons of your favorite Mega Monsters...and swap their bones and bits![link]
- G-Fan issue 102 is out! Waitaminute...what happened to 101?! Well, it's coming next! Sadly our poor bedraggled J.D. missed that super-tight Diamond deadline, so he rolled into the followup issue! Don't worry, we love you J.D.!
- I'll hopefully have a very big piece of news to announce reeeeeeaaaal soon!
- And just for kicks, check out this old photo of Ishiro Honda and Akira Kurosawa just chillaxin' [link]