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.
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.