Just yesterday we learned that Krampus writers Zach Shields and Michael Dougherty would be writing the next American Godzilla movie. Now it looks like there was even more to that announcement than we thought.
According to ScreenCrush, Michael Dougherty will not only help write the film but he’ll be directing as well. As you probably already know, the original’s director Gareth Edwards won’t be coming back for the project. While that’s certainly disappointing, Dougherty is a very interesting and promising replacement.
Even if you didn’t see Krampus last year (and you should have), you might be familiar with Dougherty’s other film, Trick ‘r Treat. He’s a great director who knows how to do a lot with a little, and can hit nostalgic genre notes without blindly copying the past. More importantly, his films are fun.
How that translates to Godzilla is something that’ll be on my mind a lot as we get closer to this thing. This will be a very different film from the 2014 Godzilla, that’s for sure. Whether that excites you or not is a different story. I’m certainly into it, though.