Godzilla 2
  Intended Release: 1989

Conceived by: James Bannon

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In the near future, Godzilla goes up against an incredibly advanced computer system, which demploys its own defenses to stop the creature. Godzilla now must confront enourmous mechanized machines in order to reach the central computer.


The concept for this film came from a story contest Toho held in 1986, which was to decide on the narrative for the next installment in the Heisei Godzilla series. Jim Bannon (sometimes credited as James) was an American who had entered his draft into the contest and was noted for his Godzilla 2 script, which had Godzilla facing off against a giant computer in a futuristic world. However, Bannon had to settle for runner up, as ultimatly Shinichiro Kobayashi's early draft for Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) was selected, which at the time was called Godzilla 2: Godzilla vs. Biollante.

Toho didn't scrap Bannon's second place entry, though, but instead had Masato Harada heavily rework the idea. First order was removing Godzilla and other elements from the film until they were left with the final product: Gunhed (1989).

Note: It's unknown what the machines Godzilla would do battle with would look like. Pictured above is the Aerobot from Gunhed (1989).

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