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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jim Wynorski’s “GIANT GILA MONSTER” Remake: Interview & Pics

From Famous Monsters of Filmland
Indie legend and Corman to-to-guy Jim (CHOPPING MALL, RETURN OF THE SWAMP THING) Wynorski is helming a remake of the notorious 1959 Ray Kellogg creature feature THE GIANT GILA MONSTER. FAMOUS MONSTERS sat down with FM to chat about the project and share some production pics. The film, aiming for SyFy release in 2012, is currently shooting in Franklin, Indiana, just outside Indianapolis.
Despite wearing it’s meager budget on it’s sleeve, the original GILA made an impression on Wynorski that endured as he made his way in Hollywood. “I saw it on TV when I was a kid, and even then I understood it was a cheaply made movie,” shares the director. “It didn’t have a big budget, but it had a cool premise with the hot rods and rock n’ roll. When the film fell into public domain, it was always in the back of my mind to do my own take on it, and when the situation arose where I could do it, I jumped at the chance.”
“I am doing it in the style of the 1950′s, with old cars, the clothes and the lingo of that time,” continues the filmmaker. “”We are keeping the song ‘Lauch, Children Laugh’ from the original, along with the basic story line. Our story differs a little from the original, in that we have added some characters. A good bad guy and his girlfriend, who give a little more motivation to Chase, the lead (played by Brian Gross). Chase still has his girlfriend, his mother, and his polio-stricken sister, and he still likes rock n’ roll and hot rod racing. We delineated the DJ. He doesn’t directly interact with the main characters, and this time around is more like Wolfman Jack was in AMERICAN GRAFFITI, heard over the radio.”
As for the titular beastie, Wynorski was careful not to revisit the approach taken in the original, where an actual gila monster was shot over miniatures and inserted via overlay. “There are no practicals. I don’t want to hurt any animals. In the original they were forcing that poor little gila monster through the balsa wood wall he goes through at the dance and stuff, and I think with today’s CG we can do better and not hurt any animals.” The creature is reportedly sleeker, more agile, and will me more of a mutant than the cute lizard in the original.
The cast includes Kelli (CHOPPING MALL, NIGHT OF THE COMET) Maroney, Don Sullivan, who played Chase in the original GILA MONSTER, Teri (TOUR OF DUTY) Knox, Christina (PIRANHACONDA) DeRosa, along with many Midwestern locals. Tony (TICKS) Randel is editing.
Summarizes Wynorski, “It has a lot of things people love. It’s got hot rods, rock n’ roll, hot chicks, a monster, and the cache of the original.”
Stay tuned to FM.com for more exclusive coverage of the film as it moves through production! In the meantime, enjoy our gallery of production photos:
Director Jim Wynorski strolls in front of drive-in location on set of GIANT GILA MONSTER (photo courtesy Jim Nielsen)
Adrian Perkins in GIANT GILA MONSTER
GIANT GILA MONSTER lead Brian Gross (photo by Jim Nielsen)
GIANT GILA MONSTER vintage auto line-up (photo by Jim Nielsen)
Terence Knox and young fan on set of GIANT GILA MONSTER (photo by Jim Nielsen)

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Godzilla vs Megalon will be released on Blu-ray and DVD November 22, 2011 from Tokyo Shock.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Godzilla Solicitations For December 2011

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #10
Jason Ciaramella (w) • Victor Santos (a) • David Messina (c)
Things have changed. Last issue's tremendous fight has taken a toll on many of the monsters. Humanity has finally found a way to beat back the relentless assault of giants. But in this brief moment of respite, new threats arise, and mankind finds itself on the losing end again. The monsters may just inherit the Earth in Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #10!
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant covers:
Matt Frank Hedorah cover
Godzilla Legends #2 (of 5)
Jonathin Vankin  (w) • Simon Gane (a) • Chris Scalf, Arthur Adams (c)
The spotlights on Godzilla’s greatest foes and allies continue! This issue focuses on the master of the skies— the mighty Rodan! When Rodan's egg is stolen and kept at military research facility, the winged beast is tireless in its attempts to retrieve it. However, the human intrigue and betrayal inside the facility will ultimately hold the key to whether Rodan and child will be reunited again!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Arthur Adams, 1 Chris Scalf)
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant covers:
Black &White Arthur Adams cover!


Friday, August 12, 2011


The year is 1999, and all of Earths monsters have been captured and detained at Ogasawara Island. All is well in the solar system until one day, a race of alien women brainwashes the monsters and releases them, causing havoc around the world. Godzilla attacks New York City, Rodan invades Moscow, Mothra lays waste to Beijing, Gorosaurus destroys Paris, and Manda attacks London!
From Tokyo Shock, release date October 25, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Kaijuland Facebook Game

Kaijuland Facebook game launching late Summer/Early Fall. Raise giant monsters to destroy your friends' cities! 
Be the 650th like on there Facebook page and get a  FREE set of "KAIJU trading cards"!

Friday, July 8, 2011

SATURDAY SHOWCASE : Monster Art From deviantART


By tlmolly86 - tlmolly86

By Marek - MaroBot

Summer Issue Of G-FAN Delayed

From G-Fan.com
Hi G-FAN readers,

I’m sorry to announce that the summer issue of G-FAN (#96), expected in June, will not come out until later in July. This is totally due to my personal circumstances over the past couple of months. It will not affect the delivery of future issues, so the fall issue will be back on schedule. Sorry for the delay, and thanks for your patience.

Sincerely, J.D. Lees

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011


Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #7
Eric Powell & Tracy Marsh (w) • Victor Santos (a) • Eric Powell (c)
So much for good old-fashioned American ingenuity! After the historic fail of Detroit's latest "hybrid," the world searches for something—anything—else to pin its hopes on. Hey, speaking of hybrid... What do you get when you cross a dragon with a couple of other dragons? Uh-huh. Hail to the King, baby, in Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #7.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant Matt Frank “Battra” cover 
Ask your retailer how to get a different character cover for each issue. In this issue: BATTRA!
Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, Vol. 1
Eric Powell, Tracy Marsh (w) • Phil Hester (a) • Alex Ross (c)
The King of the Monsters rises again and, for the first time in comics, he’s bringing lots of other beloved Toho monsters with him in one destructive saga! When Godzilla appears off the coast of Japan, the Japanese government must respond quickly to contain the disaster... but before long, other monsters start appearing all over the world. Can humanity survive this mysterious onslaught of giant beasts? Writers Eric Powell (The Goon) and Tracy Marsh bring the mayhem a-plenty, and artist Phil Hester (Green Arrow, Swamp Thing) brings the massive monsters to life!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-016-0
“If you're of the age when Sunday mornings included a man in a green rubber suit trampling miniature sets and wading through ponds, then Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters is worth your attention.” — MajorSpoilers.com
“Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters is everything you hoped for, and then some.” — IGN.com
Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths #4 (of 5)
John Layman (w) • Alberto Ponticelli (a) • Paul Hanley, Ponticelli (c)
With the help of Mothra, Detective Sato thought he had the Takahashi crime syndicate on the ropes... but Takahashi isn't going down without a fight! Sato is once again helpless as the Elias are kidnapped and Mothra is no longer in his control. Never one to give up, Sato decides to just think bigger. But what's bigger than Mothra? The chaos nears its conclusion!
• 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Variant black and white Alberto Ponticelli cover.
This Eisner-winning (Layman, for Chew) and -nominated (Ponticelli, for Unknown Soldier) creative team lets loose with an action packed story that has something for everyone!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bandai’s Highly Detailed And Super-Articulated Godzilla Figure Line

From the Tamashii Feature’s toy show.

* Note this is sort of old news but still cool.
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