Max Borenstein will be helping Godzilla lumber across American movie screens. The writer has been hired to work on the screenplay of the new American adaption of Japan’s Toho Studios’ famous monster star that Legendary Pictures is in the process of developing. Previously, David Goyer was the writer on the project when it was first announced back in July.
Although not a known name for genre projects, Borenstein has worked with Legendary on their in-development bio-pic of rock legend Jimi Hendrix and has done a rewrite on the supernatural fantasy The Seventh Son. He has also just turned in to Warner Brothers his screenplay The Art Of The Steal.
I’m not surprised that another writer writer has been added to the project following Goyer. He has a good track record for helping launch the development of genre films such as Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise, turning in drafts that get the projects rolling before they are handed off to another writer to develop certain things that the director would like strengthened.
Gareth Edwards, who made a splash with his indie-produced thriller Monsters, is set to direct the film, though the film has not been given a greenlight yet.
Via Hollywood Reporter.