According to Warner Brothers, principal photography on Godzilla officially began yesterday around Vancouver.
Gareth Edwards is directing the film, which is going by the working title Nautilus, from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston (who is wrapping up the final week of production on Breaking Bad this week).
According to one of our tipsters, @lemon_buzz, Godzilla’s first 3 weeks of production will be spent on Vancouver Island, mostly in downtown Victoria.
According to Canada.com, Island filming will first take place on Old Victoria Road in the city of Nanaimo, then in Ladysmith, and Shawnigan Lake.
Details surrounding the film have been scarce but Elizabeth Olsen did recently discuss the project saying, “It’s definitely not lighthearted, it’s kind of going back to its roots of the original Japanese film.”