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Published On: Sun, Jan 26th, 2014

Director Gareth Edwards announces ‘Godzilla’ film prequel graphic novel, set for May

Godzilla will be back in a big way this summer and director Gareth Edwards is heading up the announcement of a new prequel graphic novel will act as a lead-in to the story.

godzilla reboot movie _poster SDCC 2013Titled “Godzilla: Awakening”, the 72-pager will take a look at the dawn of the atomic age, decades before the events of the film take place, back to a time when monstrous lifeforms were woken from their slumber.

Co-written by Max and Greg Borenstein, “Godzilla: Awakening” features artwork from Eric Battle, Yvel Guichet, Alan Quah and Lee Loughridge, with cover art by Arthur Adams.

Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Sally Hawkins.

 Godzilla opens in theaters May 16, 2014

Official release:

In May 2014, audiences will witness the epic rebirth of the King of the Monsters as Legendary and Warner Bros. bring Godzilla to the big screen. To pave the way for the iconic creature’s return, Legendary Comics is proud to present the official graphic novel Godzilla: Awakening. This 72-page story, set decades before the film, is co-written by Max Borenstein (screenwriter of the new Godzilla) and Greg Borenstein.

Delve into an incredible mystery, generations in the making. At the dawn of the atomic age, humanity awakens lifeforms beyond imagination, unleashing monumental forces of nature. This explosive, larger-than-life adventure is the perfect way for fans to experience the new Godzilla before seeing it in theaters.

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