Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (early drafts)

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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
(early drafts)
Advance poster for Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II illustrated by Noriyoshi Ohrai, featuring Shinji Nishikawa's Transforming Mechagodzilla and female Rodan designs from the early drafts
Planned release 1993
Concept history Godzilla vs. Berserk
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Two early drafts for Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II were written by Wataru Mimura prior to the film's final screenplay.

History

After the success of 1992's Godzilla vs. Mothra, Toho decided to resurrect another classic monster from the Showa series, Mechagodzilla. The original story proposal for the film featured a metallic alien organism called Berserk that would arrive on Earth and begin assimilating machinery into itself before transforming into Mechagodzilla in an attempt to become the dominant lifeform on the planet. After screenwriter Wataru Mimura was brought in and the previous draft was scrapped, a more cohesive and developed version of the film began to form. Mimura was urged by Shogo Tomiyama to include BabyGodzilla in the screenplay to appeal to female fans, who had made up a large amount of the audience for Godzilla vs. Mothra, and also to allow Godzilla to defeat Mechagodzilla in the end.[1]

After Mimura completed his first draft of the screenplay, several elements were changed and removed in order to better suit the film's budget and the studio's vision for it. A second draft was submitted which changed some elements slightly, but when special effects director Koichi Kawakita had Bandai's Katsushi Murakami drastically redesign Mechagodzilla, Mimura wrote a final screenplay which removed many elements from his first two drafts. The finished version of the film was released on December 11, 1993.

Plot

Second draft

In order to combat the threat posed to the world by Godzilla, the United Nations forms the United Nations Godzilla Countermeasures Center, a special organization dedicated to defending humanity from Godzilla. The military branch of the U.N.G.C.C., G-Force, constructs the warcraft Garuda and a giant robot built in Godzilla's image: Mechagodzilla. Aside from an impressive array of firepower, this machine features the ability to split apart into two vehicles, an aircraft and a tank. Meanwhile, when a group of scientists on Adonoa Island recover a perfectly intact prehistoric egg, they are attacked by two Pteranodons. G-Force deploys one of the vehicles that form Mechagodzilla to the island, where it kills the male Pteranodon and knocks the female into the ocean. The egg is brought back to Japan, where it hatches into a juvenile Godzillasaurus, a natural enemy of the Pteranodon millions of years ago. Strangely, the two Pteranodons on the island had tried to raise the egg as their own child despite it being a member of an enemy species. In the waters off Adonoa Island, the surviving female Pteranodon is exposed to radiation and mutates into White Rodan, which flies to the Japanese mainland to recover BabyGodzilla. Both Mechagodzilla and the Garuda intercept White Rodan, easily killing her before Godzilla arrives, also intent on recovering the infant. Using its immense firepower and transforming capabilities, Mechagodzilla manages to kill Godzilla, but the Garuda is destroyed in the battle. The Garuda explodes, releasing a huge amount of nuclear radiation into the air, which revives Godzilla. Godzilla retaliates and destroys Mechagodzilla, then takes BabyGodzilla with him out to sea, carrying him in his teeth.[1]

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