Hey geeks, FamousMonster here! I recently had the opportunity to speak with Max Borenstein, screenwriter of Gareth Edwards‘ upcoming Godzilla film, as well as a graphic novel tie-in, Godzilla: Awakening.
Borenstein wrote, edited, directed, and starred in the 2003 film Swordswallowers and Thin Men while a senior at Yale University. The film starred Peter Cellini, Zoe Kazan, Fran Kranz, and Graham Norris and won Best Feature and Best Screenplay at the New York Independent Film Festival.
What Is Life Worth?, Borenstein’s 2008 screenplay based on Kenneth Feinberg’s memoir, was honored with inclusion on The Black List, an annual list compiled by Hollywood executives of their favorite unproduced screenplays. His 2009 script Jimi, commissioned by Legendary Pictures and based on the life of guitarist Jimi Hendrix, was also included on The Black List.
Borenstein’s script for Legendary Pictures’ Seventh Son, inspired by Joseph Delaney’s young adult dark fantasy novel, The Spook’s Apprentice, is scheduled to be released on February 6, 2015. Godzilla, which comes to theaters on May 16, 2014, will be his first major motion picture screenplay to hit the screen.
We’re not too far off from the release of Godzilla starring Byran Cranston and Aaron Johnson, and to go along with the film Legendary Comics is releasingGodzilla: Awakening, an 80-page graphic novel that details the origins of the classic monster. Today, we get a look at the cover for the book, drawn by Arthur Adams.
Godzilla: Awakening is co-written by Max Borenstein, who is also the screenwriter for the movie, and Greg Borenstein. This is not the first time Adams has drawn Godzilla, having drawn the monster a number of times in the ’90s.
The latest attempt at bringing Godzilla to life on the big screen arrives in theaters on May 16th, and boy oh boy does it look incredible.
But if you can’t wait quite that long to see the movie, Legendary Pictures has announced a prequel graphic novel titled Godzilla: Awakening that will be released a little earlier. You can find out when and watch a video of the new movie’s director Gareth Edwards announcing the graphic novel below.