Presenting his cyber thriller “Open Windows” at Frightfest this week, filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo (“Timecrimes”) says he is planning his own take on the ‘kaiju’ (aka. giant monster) genre which has been revived and dominated by the likes of “Godzilla” and “Pacific Rim” in recent times. Vigalondo tells Film Divider:
“The script I finished and want to get financing for is a twist on the kaiju eiga genre, the Godzilla genre. It’s going to be the cheapest Godzilla movie ever, I promise. It’s going to be a serious Godzilla movie but I’ve got an idea that’s going to make it so cheap that you will feel betrayed. You’re going to be so frustrated by it, it’s not even possible.
The way I wrote the movie – and I don’t want to explain too much – I found a way that is honest and logical to make Godzilla in a costume, destroying cities, models all the time.
I wrote the movie in a way that the story has a twist so it makes sense to do Godzilla this way and I’m going to try to be the guy inside the costume because I love filmmaking to the core and I’m a film love, one of dreams is not to direct a Godzilla movie but to be inside the costume and destroy the cities. I want to be the guy in the costume.”
So a “Godzilla”-style movie done on a budget? Could have potential.