Japanese actor Ken Watanabe, 53, has joined the cast of the second attempt by Hollywood to make "Godzilla." Filming began in Vancouver this week.
Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film will be the first 3D version of "Godzilla." Other cast members include David Strathairn, Juliette Binoche, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen. The plot is being kept under wraps for now.
This marks Watanabe's 8th Hollywood movie. Watanabe told Japanese media that as a Godzilla fan himself, he is thrilled to be in the film, Sankei Shimbun reported. He said Godzilla, which has been around in movies since 1954, is part of his childhood memories.
Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures said the film will be released on May 16, 2014.© Japan Today