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MENAFN - Arab News - 06/06/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab News) Tokyo: as excitement builds in japan for a hollywood reboot of godzilla the new film's director said thursday he felt like a 'surrogate mother" who was returning a baby to its home.

hollywood giant warner bros put the fate of the classic behemoth — originally a japanese film — in the hands of briton gareth edwards who made independent sci-fi flick 'monsters" in 2010.

godzilla's latest incarnation has been appearing on screens in the united states and 60 other countries and territories since mid-may storming straight to the top of the global box office on its opening weekend. it had racked up nearly 180 million in north america alone by early june but screening in japan set for july 25 comes at the very end of its global release rollout.

despite the movie's strong performance elsewhere edwards said he was not celebrating unil he saw success in the monster's homeland.



'i feel like a surrogate mother. we grew this baby that really belongs to you and we hand it back now" he said in tokyo adding that he hoped japanese viewers would like his take.

edwards was visiting japan as the monster marks its 60th anniversary. he spoke on the sidelines of an event to unveil a huge godzilla painting on a wall of a studio by toho the creator of the original series.

edwards is an avowed fan of the original 'gojira" film by ishiro honda which was released in november 1954 nine years after japan's defeat in world war ii after the us atomic bombing of hiroshima and nagasaki.

from the moment godzilla rose out of a roiling sea and began his swim to japan it was clear he was a product of the us atmospheric hydrogen bomb tests at bikini atoll in the south pacific in the 1950s.


 


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