TriStar has a scientific question for Hollywood: Can an overgrown reptile have a Jurassic leftover for lunch?
For next year’s would-be summer blockbuster “Godzilla,” the studio has put together a trailer — set to be unleashed July 1 —that aims to obliterate any memories of 1997’s nouveau “Lost World” dinosaurs.
“Godzilla” helmer Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin, keeping a very close eye on the marketing of their lizard pic as they did with “Independence Day,” shot and produced the teaser with early footage. The Memorial Day weekend release date for the pic is still a year away.
The short has a group of children on a walking tour of a natural history museum. As the tour guide fearfully describes the skeletal remains of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Godzilla’s foot smashes through the museum roof and crushes the decrepit dino.
Sony’s hush-hush plan is to keep the big lizard relatively hidden until the actual film comes out. Until then, trailers, clips, photos and electronic press kit material will never display the gargantuan green gecko in full — only various scaly appendages. In the trailer, auds will only see Godzilla’s foot and a smidgen of his tail.
A Sony insider confirmed the tease would play on the, uh, tail of “Men in Black” in nearly 3,000 venues.
Sony hopes to then trail the upcoming “Air Force One” and “Starship Troopers” later in the year.