Sequel/Remake News: 'Godzilla' Prequel and 'Clerks 3' Casting, Plus: Watch RoboCop Fight the New ED-209

Sequel/Remake News: 'Godzilla' Prequel and 'Clerks 3' Casting, Plus: Watch RoboCop Fight the New ED-209

Jan 23, 2014

Godzilla posterPrequels, sequels, remakes, reboots… does anyone in Hollywood just make a regular movie anymore? Apparently not, but with everything aimed toward setting up franchises with cross-promotional synergy, we do get some cool stuff from time to time. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the best sequel/remake news currently making the rounds.

We kick things off with an awesome new reveal for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla. The relaunch of the venerable franchise is set to smash its way into your local multiplex this May, but if you’re really curious about the backstory covering how these giant monsters were awoken during the early days of the atomic era, this graphic novel is going to be exciting.

Godzilla: Awakening is a 72-page prequel comic to the film, which features artwork from an ensemble of artists and was cowritten by Max and Greg Borenstein. Max is the credited screenwriter on the film, so it seems like this comic is in good hands.

Check out a brief video of Edwards announcing the graphic novel below. [via Collider]  

Clerks 3 Casting News

Kevin Smith was threatening retirement not too long ago, but he seems to have gotten over that with the announcement that he’s making another horror film (Tusk) and returning to the Clerks franchise in 2014.

The Mallrats director says he intends to start shooting Clerks 3 this May, with an eye toward getting it out in time for the original film’s 20-year anniversary in November, but there hasn’t been much in the way of casting announcements -- until now.

Den of Geek recently chatted with Rosario Dawson – Dante’s love interest in Clerks 2 – who revealed she will be appearing in the new film.

When Dawson was asked if she knew if Smith would actually shoot this year, this was her response:

Don’t know. He just confirmed that I’m in it!”

It seems likely the rest of the main cast will be back as well, but we’ll bring you more as the film gets ready to move into production. And if Smith can include Dawson in a scene even half as adorable as this, we're totally down for more Clerks. WARNING: Clip is NSFW and features foul language.

RoboCop Brings the Pain in a New Video Teaser

Finally, we wrap things up with a clip from Jose Padilha’s RoboCop remake.

This new action-packed video features RoboCop taking on multiple ED-209s in what appears to be a pretty epic showdown. The whole thing looks like something out of a totally awesome videogame, and our only complaint is that it shows us too much of the fight. We'd kinda rather have seen this on the big screen in a darkened theater than on a desktop monitor in our office. Come on, guys – you don’t have to spoil everything in the weeks leading up to release!

RoboCop debuts on February 12. Until then, enjoy the carnage. [via Coming Soon]

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