Godzilla Forever

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Godzilla Forever
The cover of Gary Whitta's treatment for Godzilla Forever
Planned Unknown; pre-2012
Concept history Godzilla ForeverGodzilla (2014)
For the Bandai toy line of the same name, see Godzilla Forever (toy line).

Godzilla Forever was an American Godzilla film project which was in development prior to Legendary Pictures' Godzilla.[1] Little is known about its planned content beyond a brief prologue.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The following is a transcript of the prologue to Gary Whitta's treatment, posted by Whitta on Twitter.[1]

THE GREAT BEAST GODZILLA FIRST ROSE FROM
THE SEA TO ATTACK THE CITY OF TOKYO IN 1954.

IN THE DECADES THAT FOLLOWED, IT WOULD RE-APPEAR TO LAY WASTE TO THE
GREAT CITIES OF THE WORLD ON COUNTLESS OCCASIONS. ALTHOUGH THE
WORLD'S SCIENTISTS ARGUED CONSTANTLY OVER THE MONSTER'S ORIGINS AND
THE MOTIVATION FOR ITS ATTACKS, NO EXPLANATION WAS EVER FOUND.

A SPECIAL MILITARY UNIT WAS CREATED TO DEFEND JAPAN AGAINST GODZILLA,
AND DURING A FEROCIOUS BATTLE THE MONSTER WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED
AND RETREATED BACK TO THE OCEAN DEPTHS, NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN.

IN THE DECADES SINCE, GODZILLA HAS QUIETLY PASSED INTO LEGEND.
MANY NOW BELIEVE THAT THE BEAST IS DEAD.

OTHERS BELIEVE THAT IT IS SIMPLY...

...WAITING.

History[edit | edit source]

Screenwriter Gary Whitta penned a treatment for a "futuristic" Godzilla reboot film, to be produced by an unknown company.[1] The project was not publicly known until a tweet from Whitta on February 11, 2022, in which he stated the project was in development "several years before Gareth [Edwards...] created the [2014 film.]"[1] Prior to Legendary Pictures' acquisition of the rights to Godzilla in 2010, Yoshimitsu Banno's Godzilla 3-D was slated to begin production in February of 2008,[2] but the project was ultimately abandoned and Advanced Audiovisual Productions were believed to have relinquished their rights to Godzilla. It is thus unclear when exactly Godzilla Forever was considered, or what studio was involved.

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Godzilla Forever. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

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