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Monsters director Gareth Edwards to helm Godzilla

Gareth Edwards

Legendary Pictures have finally found the perfect director for their Godzilla reboot in Monsters helmer Gareth Edwards.

Having made 2010’s stand-out alien film Monsters on a shoe-string budget and a home computer, the British director has been selected to help the studio take Godzilla back to his roots.

Heat Vision report that Edwards will be working with an unnamed screenwriter in developing the film, which Legendary bought the rights for almost a whole year ago.

Which clearly is fantastic news. We can’t think of anybody better to take on the film, considering Edwards’ gutsy, guerilla approach, and his knack for clever visuals and restrained special effects.

We don’t doubt that he’ll deliver the kind of reboot we’re all hankering after – a Nega version of what Roland Emmerich gave us back in 1998, if you will.

Not only that, but Edwards is also working on a futuristic sci-fi project with Timur Bekmambetov. Looks like we just found 2011’s new favourite director.