godzilla628 wrote:I personally think that John Carpenter should have directed it. It would have been awesome. He is a HUGE Godzilla Fan. He even said it himself. Thats something that Emmerich was not.
Does anyone know if he was ever even approached to do the film for Sony? From what i remember reading they asked several directors none of which wanted to touch it... I believe ''an i could be wrong'' but James Cameron, Joe Johnston, Emmerich an at-least 2 or 3 other's were approached.... I remember hearing that even though Spielberg is a Godzilla fan i don't think he wanted he wanted to direct an American Version.
Carpenter would have been an interesting choice an probably would have made it damn entertaining. I think he could have done wonder's for the Original 1994 script where Godzilla fought the Gryphon.
I've never seen John Carpenter on any list of directors considered by TriStar for GODZILLA. When they licensed the rights in 1992, Carpenter's last film was the box office flop MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN. His two previous films (PRINCE OF DARKNESS and THEY LIVE) made about $14 million each at theaters, and there's no way the studio would have looked at those numbers and thought Carpenter could deliver a film that would make hundreds of millions of dollars in the US alone (which is what they wanted from GODZILLA).
Hellspawn28 wrote:I'm surprise Sony didn't ask Micheal Bay back in the 90's to direct Godzilla? I would imagine they would after Bad Boys and The Rock where big hits back then.
Those movies didn't come out until 1995-96, so Michael Bay wasn't considered for GODZILLA when TriStar was looking for a director in 1993-94. After Jan DeBont left GODZILLA the project was put on hold until Devlin and Emmerich showed interest.