Godzilla Footage Screened at SXSW and an Interview with Director Gareth Edwards!

Just prior to taking in the SXSW screening of the original Godzilla with the special clip from this year’s 2014 reboot, Shock reconnected with director Gareth Edwards to talk a bit more about his film. In the interview, they talk about Godzilla’s design and how nature, as well as a Jim Henson production, inspired the monster’s new look. They also turn to topics like what “the Internet” sees in the trailer, the importance of the 1954 film and Closer Encounters of the Third Kind‘s impact on Edward’s movie. Check out the interview by clicking here.

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, they May 16 release pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston star.