"Production on the movie was delayed last winter with Legendary reportedly looking to trim the $100 million-plus budget by 10 to 20 percent. The intricate special effects needed to bring a celestial battle between heaven and hell to life required a substantial investment in technology that made the cuts impossible, the individual told TheWrap. Even the addition of rising stars like Bradley Cooper, Casey Affleck and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter actor Benjamin Walker was not enough to secure a greenlight." No shit. [TheWrap]
Having worked on Christopher Nolan's Batman films and the upcoming Man of Steel for Legendary Pictures, David S. Goyer has been tapped to re-write the company's upcoming Godzilla reboot for Monsters director Gareth Edwards. Presumably that'll put your geek worry to ease about the next studio attempt to revive the kaiju franchise stateside, if only a bit. After all, can any Hollywood take on Godzilla be worse than Roland Emmerich's 1998 misfire?
Legendary Pictures -- the production company behind Batman Begins, Watchmen, Clash of the Titans, and all the movies you can't wait to see in 2012 and beyond -- will host its first Comic-Con panel later this month, and while footage will likely be scarce, expect a parade of talent to come through Hall H for upcoming films Pacific Rim, Seventh Son, Paradise Lost, and the Mass Effect video game adaptation. Hit the jump for Legendary's roster of talent!