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Aaron Johnson Possible For Godzilla Reboot

Source: DeadlineGodzilla - Courtesy of Toho Pictures

Following the report earlier this week that Frank Darabont has been hired by Legendary Pictures to write the final rewrite of the screenplay for the Godzilla reboot, comes a new story from Deadline that Aaron Johnson is being considered for a leading role in the film.  Johnson, who best known for his leading role in Kick-Ass, has recently appeared in Savages and Anna Karenina.  He is currently shooting Kick-Ass 2 with Chloë Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Gareth Edwards (Monsters) will direct the reboot, which is slated to hit 3D and 2D theaters on May 16, 2014.  Filming is expected to begin in March.

Toho’s Godzilla franchise boasts one of the most widely recognized film creatures worldwide, with a film series that includes 25 films over 59 years.  Legendary Pictures has said that they intend to approach the film and its characters in the most authentic manner possible.

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