Fellow geek, Paul Schmick, suggests that Rob should produce a film about the attempted “Americanization” of classic kaiju films. Personally, I think it’s a great idea – but we’re a little short on cash right now at The Burnettwork.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.
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As someone who has always been interested in the business of film, I’ve always been interested in the attempted Americanization of Toho’s Godzilla films.
After having “discovered” you about 6 months ago and reading about your history I believe you are the one filmmaker to make it happen. Here’s the quick pitch: It’s called Americans In Monsterland. The idea is to look at American interpretations of Godzilla through the experiences of three people, Raymond Burr, Nick Adams and Russ Tamblyn. Roger Cormam, who is thankfully still with us, could be included.
I’ve always been totally fascinated by this, admittedly, obscure subject and after hearing you and following you for a period of time you are clearly the only appropriate choice. The encyclopedic knowledge you bring to the kaiju genre is just as impressive to me as Kevin Feige’s mastery of the Marvel properties.
Anyway, I realize it’s a long shot but listening to you pontificate on all things scifi, fantasy, horror and kaiju only reinforces my belief that if it were to ever happen you are the only choice.
Thank you for sharing your extensive knowledge and presenting it in a way that everyone can follow. I’m 5 years older than you so it’s cool to see someone around my age with such a grasp of the history of US cinema.
Take care, God Bless and thank you for reminding the younger generation, and too a certain extent the older generation, that films are an integral part of who we are.