FIRST LOOK: GODZILLA Images Reveal Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson & the Iconic Monster

Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros are prepping to return the cinematic sci-fi icon to its monstrous roots with a new gritty actioner scheduled for theatrical release nest summer.

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An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Toho Co., Ltd.’s Godzilla franchise contains one of the most widely recognized movie monsters worldwide, including more than 25 films, multiple television programs, video games and book series. Legendary and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic actioner.

Godzilla stars Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Total Recall), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene, Kill Your Darlings), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass, Anna Karenina), Juliette Binoche (Cosmopolis), David Strathairn (Lincoln) and Ken Watanabe (Inception) and is scheduled for theatrical release on May 16th, 2014. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards, who earned worldwide acclaim for his feature directorial debut, Monsters. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers.