First ‘Godzilla’ (2014) trailer arrives online

December 11 2013, 6:54 PM EST By Philip Obenschain

The first trailer for Gareth Edwards' upcoming Godzilla reboot has arrived online.

The film, which we first told you about back in July ahead of Comic-Con, draws inspiration from the 1954 Ishirō Honda Japanese classic, rather than the 1998 American adaption of the same name.

Starring Breaking Bad's Bryan CranstonKick-Ass's Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Elizabeth Olsen, among others, Godzilla will return the franchise to its darker, more serious roots. It marks the first Godzilla film since 2004 Japanese language production Godzilla: Final Wars.

Check out the official trailer below:

Godzilla arrives May 16, 2014, through Legendary Pictures, the studio that brought us The Dark KnightPacific Rim, and Man of Steel.