Last October we caught word that Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields would be penning the script for the now titled, Godzilla: King of Monsters. Following that announcement, there were rumors and misreports that Dougherty had been offered a seat in the director's chair. We clarified that this was a false alarm.
Since then, Dougherty and Shields have been in charge of Legendary Pictures' "Monsterverse" writing room and has apparently impressed the suits. Make way Godzilla fans. Variety confirms that Michael Dougherty is the next director in the Godzilla franchise. Dougherty's most popular directing credits include Trick 'r Treat (2007) and Krampus (2015).
The news comes hot off a local report that Godzilla: King of Monsters may be shooting this year in Atlanta, Georgia. If true, Dougherty may already be knee-deep in pre-production. Expect more information to start rolling in soon!
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This article was written By G. H. (Gman) and published on 2017-01-23 14:40:12
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Godzilla vs. Kong was the sequel to Michael Dougherty's Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters and was the fourth and final installment in the Monsterverse movie quadrilogy. Now, the Monsterverse takes a new direction - into TV! On January 20th, 2022 Legendary announced a new live-action Godzilla Monsterverse TV Series which will stream on Apple TV Plus network! Be sure to check Godzilla-Movies often for the latest news and info on the Monsterverse TV Series and all things Toho Godzilla as well!
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