Note: “Godzilla” is going by the working title “Nautilus”. A working title is the temporary name of a film used during its development. Working titles are used primarily for two reasons; first being that an official title has not yet been decided upon and the working title is being used as a filler for naming purposes. The second being to intentionally disguise the production of a high profile film. In some cases a working title may ultimately be used as the official title. This “title ruse” is now a very common practice by which these high-profile films or television series are given a fake working title to keep its production a secret, and to prevent price gouging by suppliers, casual theft and undesirable attention.
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Disruption Entertainment are in pre-production on the huge big-budget epic feature film “Godzilla”, and shooting is scheduled to begin on March 14, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The film’s casting directors in Los Angeles and Canada are holding auditions for several starring roles. New roles being cast are a male who is 30s – 40s, to play a United States Navy Officer, any ethnicity; a Female who is 30s – 40s, to play a scientist, any ethnicity; and a Male who is 20s-30s to play a U.S. Marine, any ethnicity. The extras will be cast in Vancouver close to the start of filming, which will run through June 22, 2013. “Godzilla” is scheduled to hit theaters May 16, 2014.
The filmmakers will return Godzilla to its epic roots with a gritty, realistic action film shot in 3-D. This version of “Gojira” will be a terrifying force of nature, and the film will add a very compelling human drama involving two new monsters that will also be wreaking havoc. The director has said that he is going to take the story very seriously, as he has wanted to see this movie this way all his life. He stated, “Imagine if this really happened, as crazy as it sounds, what would it really be like?” The plot of this film will revolve around the story of an individual soldier.
Starring in “Godzilla” is BAFTA Awards Rising Star Award nominee Aaron Taylor-Johnson, an English actor who began performing at six years of age. Taylor-Johnson recently starred in “Anna Karenina” opposite Keira Knightley. That film has been nominated for four Academy Awards. BAFTA Awards EE Rising Star Award nominee Elizabeth Olsen is in talks to also star in “Godzilla”. Olsen is exceptionally beautiful and talented actress who recently completed filming on “Oldboy” starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Brolin. Also in talks is four-time Golden Globe Award nominee Bryan Cranston, who just finished working on “Eye of Winter”.
Primetime Emmy Award nominee Gareth Edwards will direct “Godzilla” from a screenplay written by three-time Academy Award nominee Frank Darabont. Dave Callaham wrote the original draft of the script, David S. Goyer was brought in to rewrite Callaham’s draft, but was unable to finish due to scheduling conflicts. Then Max Borenstein came onboard to finish the script. Darabont was brought in on January 7, 2013 to do rewrites and polish the screenplay. Gareth Edwards is a British film director who is best known for directing, writing, and doing the visual effects for the independent film “Monsters,” his feature film directorial debut.
Executive producing “Godzilla” is Legendary Pictures SVP of Creative Affairs Alex Garcia. Also executive producing is Yoshimitsu Banno, who directed and wrote the 1971 film “Godzilla vs. Hedorah”. Patricia Whitcher will serve as executive producer alongside Kenji Okuhira. Legendary Pictures Chairman and CEO Thomas Tull and President and Chief Creative Officer Jon Jashni are producing. Mary Parent will oversee production for Disruption Entertainment.
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in Vancouver, BC and Canada.
The 2013 Vancouver Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Vancouver and British Columbia:
• Guide to Child Labour Laws in Canada
• Canadian Work Permit Information Sheet for Foreigners
• Canadian Application for Temporary Resident VISA
• British Columbia Child Labor Guidelines
• British Columbia Work Permit Application for Foreigners
• British Columbia Newcomers Guide
• British Columbia Temporary Foreign Workers Factsheet
• British Columbia Employment of Young People in the Entertainment Industry
• British Columbia Trust Funds for Children working in the Entertainment Industry
• Using Groups for Background in the British Columbia Entertainment Industry
In addition to the following Vancouver Actors Resources:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Vancouver Casting Directors List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Vancouver Talent Agents List
• Vancouver Extras Agents List
• Vancouver Acting Schools and Coaches List
• Vancouver Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Vancouver Resources
• PDF Users Guides
The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
588 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
555 Brooksbank Avenue
Bldg 4, Ste 210
North Vancouver, BC V7J 3S5
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
Godzilla Production Office
Nautilus Productions US, LLC
8035 Glenwood Drive
Burnbay, BC V3N 5C8
5555 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522-0001
TOHO-TOWA Company, Ltd
Kawakita Memorial Building
Tokyo 102-8537 J
Bryan Cranston (in talks)
Warner Bros. has stated that their interpretation of the material “follows the story of a solider” and is “way different” than the Toho Godzilla films.