Thursday, April 1, 2010

THE GODZILLAS THAT WEREN'T


Believe it or not, therer were two American GODZILLA projects that never quite made it out of the gate and were, for monetary reasons and more, never completed or realized...


In 1983 a GODZILLA 3-D project was developed by Steve Minor, with a script by cult favorite, FRED DEKKER ( Monster Squad, House ), and Concept Art and Storyboards by the legendary WILLIAM STOUT...
more on the Plot details and project history HERE.




Years later, JAN De BONT, hot off the success of SPEED, was slated to do GODZILLA..one HUGE ballooning budget later ( rumored @ 150+ million in early 1990's dollars ), the Studio pulled the plug...Stan Winston Studios was doing the creature work and G would battle some monster called Gryphon ( seen below in an early Carlos Huante design ):



...and although it wasn't produced for a specific Film project, I like this interpretation of Godzilla by sculptor Tony McVey:

4 comments:

benton jew said...

I suppose you could also add the commercial "Godzilla vs. Charles Barkley" (directed for ILM commercials by Mike Owens ) with
full cooperation from Toho. They even made a comic book of it.

benton jew said...

...well, I guess the Barkley commercial DID get made,I just meant to say it was an American product.

Munchanka said...

I definitely like Tony McVey's version the best. The actual American Godzilla design wasn't bad, either, the story was just awful. I say more dinosaur, less man-in-suit!

Matt J said...

Good to hear about these never made versions-Fred Dekker is criminally under employed by Hollywood.