Sound Designers Refuse to Reveal Source of Godzilla’s New Roar
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.21.2014
It will remain a secret…
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the sound designers for the new Godzilla movie, Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn, refused to reveal the source of the new roar for Godzilla.
Aadahl and Van der Ryn have worked on such films as Transformers and Lord of the Rings. They were reportedly brought on to work on Godzilla before the film was even greenlit. Their approach was to pay homage to the original roar, but still create something new with current technology.
The roar from the original 1954 film was made by rubbing the strings of a double bass instrument with a leather glove wrapped in pine tar to make the sound. The modern sound designers reportedly used different ways to recreate it over a six-month period. Godzilla's new roar is said to have come from one new sound, something inorganic, but that is all Aadahl and Van der Ryn will reveal.