The last time someone tried to rework Godzilla, the classic Japanese monster born from the nation's post-atomic anxieties, in America we got 1998's Godzilla, a film that made a lot of money but disappointed just about everyone who saw it. Now Godzilla's on his way back, via Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Good news? Bad news? That's all the details we have at the moment.

Even after his humiliation in America, Godzilla stayed active in Japan, where he continued to appear in films up to Godzilla: Final Wars in 2004, after which Toho Studios declared the character "retired" until an unspecified future date. Looks like that date will arrive in 2012, when the film is slated for release.