It is freshly reported that Legendary Television’s Matt Shakman has joined the live-action Godzilla series at Apple.
Apple had commissioned the concert back in January. Shakman will direct and executive produce the first two episodes of the series. The unnamed series follows the Legendary Monsterverse plot begun in films like “Kong: Skull Island” and “Godzilla” from 2014.
Shakman is best known for directing and executive producing the Disney+ Marvel series “WandaVision.” He was nominated for an Emmy for directing the series.
He’s also directed episodes of Game of Thrones, The Boys, Mad Men, and Fargo as well as the debut episode of Hulu’s “The Great.” To date, he has directed more than 40 episodes of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” He’ll also be directing the forthcoming “Star Trek” sequel, which is now in production.
UTA, Artists First, and Morris Yorn are his agents.
The series was co-created by Chris Black and Matt Fraction, who also served as executive producers. Black will also act as the show’s executive producer. Safehouse Pictures’ Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold will executive produce, together with Toho Co. Ltd’s Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita. Toho owns the Godzilla character and has leased the series’ rights to Legendary Entertainment.
To present, the rebooted Monsterverse has produced four films: “Godzilla” in 2014, “Kong: Skull Island” in 2017, “Godzilla: King of Monsters” in 2019, and “Godzilla vs. Kong” in 2021. The films have made approximately $2 billion at the box office worldwide. Netflix is reportedly developing an anime series based on “Skull Island.”