yaburu wrote:I swear, one of these days, these trolls are going to pull a skreeonk Voltron and combine themselves into one mega-troll.
Arbok wrote:I get the impression that at the time of production, Toho actually hadn't planned to continue the franchise. The Return of Godzilla was a single reboot to the series with a solid closure. No plan was made for a follow up at the time of its development.
It wasn't until years later when Toho decided that they wanted to use the character again, and at that time the door was wide open. The fact that a futuristic style Gunhed entry was considered probably means that Toho hadn't ruled out maybe rebooting the series again in 1989, up until they did a bold move and made a closely tied sequel with Godzilla vs. Biollante instead.
Legion1979 wrote:Actually, Toho kept announcing a new Godzilla movie in the 2-3 years leading up to Godzilla vs Biollante, I believe even announcing a movie in at least two yearly line-ups. But nothing ever ended up happening until 1989. I believe a big part of it was just trying to find the workable story and the confidence to go ahead.
Really? Do you know where I could find some documentation of this?
I have yet to see a script or concept proposal from after 1984 up until they started the story contest later in the decade.
JVM wrote:Any more details on the story contest?
Arbok wrote:JVM wrote:Any more details on the story contest?
Well I'm an idiot. For some reason I thought this happened later on, but I just checked and the first submission was actually in 1985 for the story contest (and it was global, as the Gunhed-like idea was from outside Japan)... so yes, Toho just took forever in adapting the contest entry into a finished script.
In fact, at least 9 concepts and scripts were submitted for Godzilla 2/Godzilla vs. Biollante... so clearly this concept had been given a lot more thought and revisions than any other produced Godzilla film from Toho.
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