All Monsters Attack Directive
   
  Intended Release: 1968
 

Conceived by: Ishiro Honda, Takeshi Kimura

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Story
Near the dawn of the new century, humanity has managed to capture the Earth's monsters and contain them on an island in the Ogasawara chain. The measure is a success in safeguarding the world's cities, while at the same time allowing scientists to monitor the magnificent creatures. Unfortunately, the island is attacked by an alien race called the Kilaakian, who enslave the monsters and send them on an all out attack against the nations of the world. Eventually, mankind manages to gain control of the monsters themselves after reverse engineering one of the Kilaak's devices. This prompts the aliens to to call forth King Ghidorah who fights against Earth's monsters for the final time.

Background
This script was the precursor to what would eventually become Destroy All Monsters (1968). Submitted on November 22nd, 1967, under the name All Monsters Attack Directive, this early script had many of the same elements that would be used in the eventual film. The largest difference between the two, though, was the monster selection. This first draft for the project included ten monsters in total, most of which would appear in the final production such as Godzilla, Mothra (Larva), King Ghidorah, Rodan, Baragon, Varan, Kumonga and Manda. Two other monsters, Ebirah and the giant walrus Maguma from Gorath (1962), were also cited in this early script. The exact roles of these two aren't known, except for the fact that Maguma was originally envisioned as one of the guardians of the Kilaak base with Baragon, who would have been the ones to fend off the SDF.

The concept was altered though, as the name was changed to All Monsters Attack (the Japanese title of Destroy All Monsters) and the monsters were shifted slightly as Ebirah and Maguma were removed while Minilla and Anguirus were worked into the script. As a fairly late addition, Gorosaurus would eventually get added to the film as well for a total of 11 monsters in the end, with his inclusion possibly being due solely to the fact that the Baragon suit was unable to be used for the majority of the filming.

Monsters Aliens, SDF, Misc
Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, Rodan, Baragon, Varan, Kumonga, Ebirah, Manda, Maguma Kilaakian, Moonlight SY-3

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