Adam Wingard is currently a busy man as his adaptation of Death Note nears a release date on the streaming platform Netflix. He also is working on his next project Godzilla vs. Kong. This film will be the fourth installment in the monster franchise. The first two installments served to introduce the titular characters. The third installment will be another solo Godzilla film, before the fourth film sees these two behemoth creatures go toe to toe.
In an interview with Screen Crush regarding Death Note, Wingard revealed some details about what will make the film differ from the others. Most notably he notes that the fans will be able to emotionally invest in the creatures.
Some of those Godzilla movies I haven’t seen since I was a kid so revisiting them was a lot of fun. To be able to almost go back in time and re-experience what that was like – I was able to directly empathize with that feeling when I really felt like, maybe Godzilla really is going to lose in this movie. That was really important because it helped me remember, going forward on [Godzilla vs. King Kong], the kind of feelings people are going to have when they watch it.
That’s what I want to do, I really want you to take those characters seriously. I want you to be emotionally invested, not just in the human characters, but actually in the monsters. If I had my way, I want people to really be teary-eyed at the end of the movie, and be that invested in to what’s going on.
Personally, I love what Wingard is saying here. A film that truly allows the viewer to become emotionally invested will leave that viewer on the edge of their seat the entire time. It makes the viewer truly care what happens to the characters. However, some will not like this message and see it as an indicator that there will be an omission of action. Well for those individuals Wingard promises tons of action as well.
It’s a massive monster brawl movie. There’s lots of monsters going crazy on each other, but at the end of the day I want there to be an emotional drive to it. I want you to be emotionally invested in them. I think that’s what’s going to make it really cool.
There you have it! Adam Wingard promises characters who we can emotionally invest in while they brawl. You can definitely count me in. Unfortunately the film does not release until 2020. However, fans can catch Godzilla: King of the Monsters in theaters March 19, 2019. In the meantime, let us know what you think of the interview in the comments section below.
Source: Screen Crush