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Godzilla director Gareth Edwards talks reboot approach

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Monsters director Gareth Edwards landed what should be his dream job last year when he signed on to helm the reboot of Godzilla .

Now, the young filmmaker has spoken out about the pressures of taking on such a massive project, as well as his earliest memories of loving the giant beast.

“I guess I will say I’m highly aware – and everyone involved is incredibly aware – of everyone’s opinions on what this film has to do and what it has to be,” he tells Shock Till You Drop .

“And no one will do anything but the right thing. Without addressing anything specific, everyone knows how important it is to get it right.

The director goes on to prove he’s a true fan of the original movies (no, not Emmerich’s 1998 squelcher) by talking about seeing them as a young ‘un.

“My earliest memories was Channel 4, they showed them every Friday night. As a kid I wasn’t quite sure about the dubbing, the English-dubbed versions. They threw me for a bit.

“I love science fiction and, well I call them B movies but they’re not, but I love ’60s and ’70s sci-fi. But these would come on and be dubbed and it would take my kid brain to adjust to the dubbing. It took me some time to get through that.”

After Edwards’ stellar Monsters , we’re chomping at the bit to see what he does with the big lizard.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.