Drew Pearce to Rewrite Godzilla

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have brought in Iron Man 3 screenwriter Drew Pearce to perform a rewrite on their upcoming Godzilla, Variety reports.

The film is set to be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters) with a screenplay originally drafted by David Callaham (The Expendables), David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) and Max Borenstein (The Seventh Son).

Toho’s “Godzilla” franchise boasts one of the most widely recognized film creatures worldwide, resulting in a series of books, television programs, video games and more than 25 films worldwide. Legendary Pictures has said that they intend to approach the film and its characters in the most authentic manner possible.

Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce, along with Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher will serve as executive producers alongside Doug Davison, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.