Blockbuster icons don’t come much bigger than Godzilla. Literally. And after reemerging in Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla, the giant lizard is back in sequel King of the Monsters. And it’s not just a sequel. It’s the next piece in the MonsterVerse expanded world that also includes Kong: Skull Island (and the upcoming Godzilla Vs. Kong).
Total Film has full details on the, ahem, monster sequel, with exclusive interviews with director Michael Dougherty, and stars Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, and Kyle Chandler. Find out about the trio of classic Titans that Godzilla will have to contend with in the sequel, as well as what makes the big G tick, where he goes to relax after a hard day’s destruction and much more.
On shelves from March 8, the new issue also features upcoming Stephen King horror adaptation Pet Sematary, Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen in conversation, Richard Gere’s greatest hits, an in-depth career interview with Jonah Hill and your new favourite movie, Eighth Grade. Plus, this issue also comes with a glossy supplement celebrating the greatest on-set photos, ever.
Keep reading for a breakdown of what to expect in the new issue…
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
The alpha predator returns in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and this time he’s facing a triple threat of iconic foes. As classic Titans Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah enter the fray, Total Film finds out how the bigger, bolder sequel is honouring the legacy, while breaking new ground with the MonsterVerse.
Read more: EXCLUSIVE: Titans clash in these new Godzilla: King of the Monsters images, featuring three-headed dragon King Ghidorah
Stephen King’s scariest book was doing ‘elevated horror’ back in the ’80s. And now, as King-mania reaches fever pitch, Pet Sematary is set to be 2019’s most unnerving horror. Total Film goes on set in the dead of night to dig into some extremely grave matters…
Read more: EXCLUSIVE: Haunting new Pet Sematary images show an even darker side of the Stephen King adaptation
Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen make for the year’s unlikeliest double act in Long Shot, an old-school romantic comedy that’s as spiky as it is sparkly. Total Film joins the dynamic duo to talk love and politics, magic mushrooms and pooping in a purse.
He was the ’70s cineaste and ’80s heartthrob who became the most famous actor on the planet with Pretty Woman in 1990. Now, to mark his first foray into TV with gripping psycho-political thriller MotherFatherSon, Richard Gere talks Total Film through his CV highlights.
Real, relevant, and riotously funny, Eighth Grade is the first great coming-of-age movie for the Instagram era, and a launchpad for two exciting new voices in American filmmaking. But, you know, NBD. Total Film gets schooled by writer/director Bo Burnham and the film’s breakout star Elsie Fisher.
After making a name for himself with a string of memorable comedy roles, Jonah Hill refused to be typecast and instead landed awards-attracting work – Moneyball, The Wolf of Wall Street – with some of the greatest directors around. Now, the transition continues as he turns writer/director with Mid90s, a painfully authentic coming-of-age tale.
In the news section Brady Corbet talks about his genre-evading popstar opus Vox Lux, starring Natalie Portman. Plus, the latest on sci-fi thriller Captive State, The Curse of La Llorona, Jordan Peele, Charlie Hunnam and much more.
Read more: The most anticipated upcoming horror movies of 2019 and beyond
Behind the Scenes
The new issue of Total Film comes with a special glossy supplement celebrating the greatest on-set photos in movie history. Featuring Star Wars, The Godfather, Batman, Harry Potter, and many, many more. (Note: supplement not available with compact or digital editions.)
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