Media June 2014

Classic monster film remade by Welsh director

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Gareth Edwards made a splash at the US premiere of Godzilla, reported on 9 May.

The Welsh director of the $160mn remake welcomed fans ahead of the UK release on 15 May. The original film—produced by Toho Studios in 1954—is about a giant monster, affected by nuclear radiation, that ravages Japan.

Edwards said in an interview, he never expected the opportunity to direct Godzilla, of which he is a life-long fan.

Trailers of the highly anticipated blockbuster have already sparked controversy among Japanese viewers who say the new monster is too fat, reported The Mirror on 14 May. Godzilla will be released in Japan on 25 July.