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Fresh off the announcement yesterday that the 'Evil Dead' franchise will be getting a soft-reboot, there was a small tidbit of information that may have flown under the radar. Writer and pop culture celeb Diablo Cody ('Juno', 'Jennifer's Body') has been brought on to polish the script for the upcoming slapstick horror film. While 'Jennifer's Body' may have tanked at the box office (presumably since you never actually got to see the body in question), Cody has tackled a variety of genres in her short career and is probably a good pick for a film that has to walk the fine line between horror-action, and goofy comedy.
Elsewhere, 'The Dark Knight' and 'Man of Steel' scribe David S. Goyer has signed on to pen the script for another iconic character: Godzilla. Legendary Pictures is bring the atomic lizard back to the big screen with 'Monsters' director Gareth Edwards at the helm, and Goyer will be responsible for adapting the nearly 60-year old franchise for modern American audiences while still presenting the story and characters in "the most authentic manner possible". After the rousing disappointment with the last attempt - 1998's 'Godzilla' starring Matthew Broderick and some kind of mutant iguana dragon raptor - it will be interesting to see how they approach the character this time around.