Rewrites aren’t always a bad thing. Sometimes a film just needs a better set of eyes to go through and add some finishing touches. Sometimes a script needs much more work done to it, which results in a too-many-cooks-in-the-kitchen situation. This mostly happens, which is why people associate rewrites with bad films.
Gareth Edwards is directing the upcoming Godzilla reboot for WB and the latest news on the film is that writer Drew Pearce has been brought on to rewrite the script and make the characters older. Variety reports that the studio is happy with the script and that Pearce is just doing some changes to most likely help the casting process.
I’m assuming Edwards wants to go with more established actors that can bring the drama to the film, which was at one point being described like something resembling the chaos from 9/11.
I’m still on board with the film, which will most-likely see a release on May 16th, 2014.