Beloved director Quentin Tarantino once had the vision to do this Godzilla Myth.
Godzilla first brushed the canvas in 1954 as a metaphor for the nuclear destruction that devastated Japan during World War II, and became an icon of the atomic age. While Toho Studios’ original Godzilla was based on the horror of postwar Japan and its residents, the franchise quickly became a showcase for groundbreaking and entertaining monster brawls that tore the cities to the ground.
Has appeared in over 30 films, including the latest MonsterVerse hit Godzilla versus KongGodzilla has evolved into a more heroic monster and an advocate for humanity. Though he tends to leave a big mess after his epic fights.
No wonder Quentin Tarantino is a fan of Godzilla Franchise. He is a cinephile with a love for everything to do with classic film.
Tarantino’s filmography has also been heavily influenced by Asian filmmakers. The Kill bill Movies appreciate samurai and martial arts films so much that Tarantino explicitly refers to a Toho monster film, The war of Gargantuas, performing the final fight between The Bride (Uma Thurman) and Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah).
While the recent MonsterVerse films have brought Godzilla back to its roots as a force of nature, Tarantino once informally voiced his own take on the King of the Monsters.
“The whole idea of Godzilla’s role in Tokyo, where he’s always fighting these other monsters and always saving humanity – wouldn’t Godzilla become a god?” Tarantino is cited as a saying. “It would say Life under the rule of Godzilla. That’s society when a big bloody green lizard rules your world. “
Whoa. That sounds amazing.
We wrote about how Godzilla versus Kong finally gave the People doing something. It sounds like Tarantino continued this trend, telling a story from the perspective of the people living under Godzilla’s giant feet.
Again, this was probably his answer at a Q&A or event. So who knows how much Tarantino actually fleshed out this idea? It will likely never see the light of day.
But whoever takes on the next Godzilla project should be inspired by Tarantino’s methods, if not his idea. Be brave and stick to your roots even if those inspirations call for a more old-fashioned look.
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