By Brian Walton
Note: This article contains potential spoilers for Godzilla, so read with caution.
Holy fuck. I do not write articles from my phone. I hate it. But here I am, sitting on a curb on 6th street in Austin, typing this out, because what I’ve just seen is too cool not to share. Here at SXSW we were lucky enough to watch the original Godzilla from 1954 with director Gareth Edwards on hand to discuss its influence on his upcoming 2014 film. Of course, we were all on the edge of our seats hoping for some new footage and our British filmmaker did not disappoint. Revealing the footage, Edwards told the crowd the score had been fast-tracked for the scene in the last 48 hours and that it was indeed a work in progress. Several shots in the clip were still in a pre-viz state.
The scene opens with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and a Japanese child riding in an airport tram. Suddenly, power is lost as Taylor-Johnson reassures the boy the power will be back on momentarily. The scene shifts to a luau on a Hawaii beach where a massive fire burns in the mountains in the …read more