First Godzilla trailer thunders in

11 December 2013

Kaiju 2.0.

Following a drip-drip of viral teasing, the first trailer for next year’s Godzilla reboot has finally arrived.

Warner Bros have been giving fans tight-lipped hints in the run-up to the trailer, with an enigmatic website giving a few clues on what to expect.

Now we have our first look at this new take on the classic Japanese monster - albeit clouded in dust.

British director Gareth Edwards is making a big leap from his micro-budget debut Monsters (with its CGI edited on an off-the-shelf laptop), going from a budget of $0.5m for his first film to $160m for his second.

Speaking to the USA Today, Edwards said of the famous beast: "to me, he's like a force of nature, like the wrath of God or vengeance for the way we've behaved. If this really happened, it would be like September 11th. I want it to be epic. I want to get the hairs on the back of your neck up."

Edwards is a fan favourite and it’s hoped this new take on will lay to rest the painful memories of Roland Emmerich’s horrifyingly lame 1998 Matthew Broderick-starring folly.

Here’s the deliberately ambiguous official synopsis:

“An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.”

[Source: Empire]