Godzilla first prowled the silver screens in 1954 as a metaphor for the nuclear destruction that devastated Japan during World War II, and he became an icon of the Atomic Age. While Toho Studios’ original Godzilla was founded on the horror experienced by post-war Japan and those who lived there, the franchise quickly became a showcase for groundbreaking and entertaining monster brawls that shook cities to the ground. 

Starring in over 30 feature films, including the recent MonsterVerse hit Godzilla vs. Kong, Godzilla has grown to become a more heroic monster and a champion for humanity. Even though he tends to leave a big mess behind after his epic fights.

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It comes as no surprise that Quentin Tarantino is a fan of the Godzilla franchise. He's a cinephile with a love for all things classic film.

Tarantino’s filmography has also been heavily influenced by Asian filmmakers. The Kill Bill filmspay a tribute to samurai and martial arts movies so much so that Tarantino made specific references to a Toho monster movie, The War of Gargantuas, when staging the final battle between The Bride (Uma Thurman) and Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah).

While the recent MonsterVerse films have returned Godzilla to his roots as a force of nature, Tarantino once informally pitched his own take on the King of the Monsters.

“The whole idea of Godzilla’s role in Tokyo, where he’s always battling these other monsters, saving humanity time and again—wouldn’t Godzilla become a God?” Tarantino is quoted as saying. “It would be called Living Under the Rule of Godzilla. This is what society is like when a big fucking green lizard rules your world."

Whoa. This sounds amazing.

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We've written about how Godzilla vs. Kong finally gave the humans something to do. It sounds like Tarantino would have continued that trend and told a story from the perspective of the humans living under Godzilla's giant feet.

Again, this was probably his answer at a Q&A or event, so who knows how much Tarantino actually fleshed out this idea. It will probably never see the light of day.

But whoever takes on the next Godzilla project should be inspired by Tarantino's methods, if not his idea. Be bold, and stick to your roots, even if those inspirations call for a more old-school look. 

What do you think of Taratino’s Godzilla idea? Let us know in the comments below! 

Source: Screen Rant