World’s greatest monsters take over Burj Khalifa?

By Angel Chan

DUBAI 28 May 2019:  In anticipation of the UAE opening of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters, four of the most awe-inspiring monsters the world has ever known are taking over the world’s tallest building — the magnificent Burj Khalifa — to showcase the film’s visuals and audio.

Today (May 28th), beginning at 9:35 p.m. local time (10:35 a.m. PDT), the towering Burj Khalifa in Dubai will come to life as giant moving images of the three-headed Ghidorah, the winged Mothra, the fiery Rodan and, finally, the king himself, Godzilla, appear on its soaring structure. The one-time event marks the first time Godzilla has been presented on such a massive scale, physically approaching his purported actual size (393 feet tall).

Spectacular effects will herald the arrival of the enormous stars of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”—making the building appear to shake and shatter, followed by dazzling VFX of lightning bolts, falling water, smoke, and debris—as each of the titans emerges. Adding sound to fury, music from the film’s score and, of course, Godzilla’s fearsome roar will underscore the event.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters releases across UAE cinemas on May 30, and the rest of the GCC on Eid Al Fitr

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Following the global success of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse: Godzilla: King of the Monsters, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, with Ken Watanabe and Ziyi Zhang.

The film was directed by Michael Dougherty from a script he wrote with Zach Shields, story by Max Borenstein and Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields, based on the characters “Godzilla,” “King Ghidorah,” “Mothra” and “Rodan” owned and created by Toho Co., Ltd. Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Brian Rogers produced the film, with Zach Shields, Barry Waldman, Hiro Matsuoka, Keiji Ota, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers.

A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, a Legendary Pictures Production, in association with Toho Co., Ltd., a film by Michael Dougherty, Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be distributed in 2D and 3D in theatres and IMAX® by Warner Bros. Pictures, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho; and in China, where it will be distributed by Legendary East.

Dubai Gazette