‘Godzilla’ Teaser Sets A Bleak Tone For The Upcoming Reboot

UPDATE: So maybe it wasn’t official. Warner Bros. has removed the video. We will keep you posted if another version goes up.

Most of what we have heard about “Godzilla” from director Gareth Edwards, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston, has been hearsay from the lucky crowds inside Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con this year and last.

The 2012 SDCC audience got a look at a concept teaser that was made before the project even went into production and laid out the tone for latest look at the legendary monster. Lucky for everyone else, that teaser has just gone online in what appears to be the first move of a viral campaign.

All the way back in early September, an official copy of that video appeared over on a YouTube channel, Akira Watanabe, without anyone noticing, under the title “Fat Boy,” a reference to one of the atomic bombs that the U.S. dropped on Japan during World War II. The legacy of that attack is felt throughout the piece.

Check out the teaser after the jump!

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