J.J. was finishing up Mission: Impossible III in Japan doing the final leg of his publicity tour. His son Henry was with him, who was seven at the time and had never been to Japan. Like father like son, they were trolling toy stores, and everywhere they went were Godzilla toys. While there, he started thinking that we don't have our own monster in the States. We have King Kong, which is a completely different thing, but we don't have a monster of our own. So he called us from Japan and said, "I think I have a great idea for a movie."
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