'Godzilla' filmmakers approach a summer blockbuster with an indie mindset

May 15, 2014 3:26 PM

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NEW YORK May 15 (Reuters) - Sixty years after giant reptile Godzilla wreaked havoc on postwar Tokyo in the Japanese movie classic, Hollywood filmmakers puzzled over how the saga could engage today's seen-it-all audiences.

British director Gareth Edwards was entrusted with the $100-million-plus blockbuster, which opens Friday. He got the job on the strength of his independent film "Monsters," which had a reported budget of $500,000 but grossed more than $4 million worldwide.

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