According to the Hollywood Reporter, ‘Monsters’ director Gareth Edwards will now direct ‘Godzilla’ for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.

Edwards, who wrote and directed ‘Monsters’, is near closing a deal with Legendary Pictures, the company that recently co-produced ‘Inception’ and ‘The Dark Knight’. Warner Bros. will co-produce, co-finance and distribute ‘Godzilla’. Legendary purchased the rights to ‘Godzilla’ in March 2010.

The director is also currently working on an unnamed science fiction project with Timur Bekmambetov (‘Night Watch’, ‘Wanted’) which Edwards will write and direct.