Sony Pictures landed the rights to the genre hybrid comic book Kaiju Score last summer and focuses on a massive heist that takes place during a massive kaiju attack.
It’s the most dangerous heist ever attempted. Four desperate criminals are going all in on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to steal millions in art and turn their miserable lives around. The catch? They have to pull it off under the nose of a one thousand-ton Kaiju. And a giant monster might just be the least of their problems.
Deadline now says that development is moving forward with Brightburn (a horror spin on Superman) screenwriters Brian and Mark Gunn (cousins of filmmaker James Gunn) tackling the script for Kaiju Score, but remains to be seen who’ll Sony will select as the film’s director.
It’s hard not to get Army of The Dead vibes from the project, but adding the kaiju element could certainly be neat if done correctly. However, we’ve seen with Pacific Rim: Uprising that simply having kaiju in your film doesn’t make it entertaining or compelling. The crux for pulling this off will obviously be making sure you hire a charismatic cast alongside a solid script and giving a filmmaker the budget needed to make an event kaiju pic.
Nothing could be worse if they don’t get the visual effects where it needs to be, one of the biggest issues with Legendary’s Godzilla movies has been how dark and muddy the effects have been until Godzilla vs. Kong brightened things up.
BRIGHTBURN – After a difficult struggle with fertility, Tori Breyer’s dreams of motherhood come true with the arrival of a mysterious baby boy. Brandon appears to be everything Tori and her husband, Kyle, ever wanted — bright, talented and curious about the world. But as Brandon nears puberty, powerful darkness manifests within him, and Tori becomes consumed by terrible doubts about her son. Once Brandon begins to act on his twisted urges, those closest to him find themselves in grave danger.