Blackhall Studios (neé Valhalla Studios) has signed Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, according to local sources.
The film, a follow-up to the 2014 feature directed by Gareth Edwards, is slated for 2019 release.
Ryan Millsap, executive chairman of the board at Blackhall, would neither confirm nor deny the report. But in a December 2016 interview with Atlanta Business Chronicle, Millsap named the Godzilla sequel as one of the productions it was in talks with.
Warner Bros. and Legendary’s 2014 Godzilla starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson, CJ Adams, Ken Watanabe, Byran Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen. It was directed by Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), but Edwards departed the production amicably in mid-2016; he has since been replaced by Michael Dougherty, according to IMDB. The film is rumored to feature other legendary monsters such as Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah.
Godzilla: King of Monsters is slated for March 22, 2019, following Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island. Legendary will unite Godzilla and King Kong in Godzilla vs. Kong, set for a May 29, 2020, release date.