Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have unleashed the first official trailer for director Gareth Edwards’ upcoming sci-fi reboot, Godzilla, along with a new poster.
The first real glimpse features the cast – Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston – but if you want to see the lizard monster of the title, you’re probably going to be a bit disappointed. The titular kaiju is in a stunning, smokey silhouette.
Scripted by Drew Pearce, Max Borenstein and Frank Darabont, Godzilla is set for release on May 16th, 2014.
Watch the trailer full of all the dread and destruction along with one haunting tease of the giant creature itself and check out the new poster below.
Director Edwards said this week,
To me, he’s like a force of nature, like the wrath of God or vengeance for the way we’ve behaved. I’ve just got a secret fantasy — well, it’s not very secret anymore — about living in a world where there’s fantastical things like giant creatures and what it would really be like and trying to take it seriously. And there’s no bigger or better icon than Godzilla…. I want it to be epic. I want to get the hairs on the back of your neck up.