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King of Monsters ‘Godzilla’ to rule on HBO

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MUMBAI: HBO will soon be home to the biggest, baddest and most terrifying monster of all time. Godzilla, the 2014 movie will premiere on Indian television on 23 May 2015 at 9pm exclusively on HBO.

In 1999, Janjira nuclear plant supervisor Joe Brody loses his wife when the plant was mysteriously destroyed. Fifteen years later, Joe and his son US navy officer Ford Brody discover the truth behind the Janjira accident and are swept up in an escalating crisis when a "Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism" (MUTO) escapes from the plant to unite and breed with another female MUTO in San Francisco. With the creatures leaving colossal destruction in their wake, the survival of humanity is at the mercy of the King of Monsters – Godzilla!

HBO is pulling out all stops to promote the movie on a gargantuan scale. Spotting Godzilla is a rarity and hence, the Spot Godzilla contest on the HBO official website asks fans to locate sightings of the monster across the world to win prizes. On Instagram, #OhMyGodzilla contest awards the fan with the most terrified selfie of encountering Godzilla. Lastly, viewers can also win prizes like X-Box 360 by tuning in to the repeat telecast of the movie on 31st May at 1pm and 9pm on HBO. The movie is also being promoted via HBO’s Facebook page and Twitter handle, print advertisements, multiplex branding, mobile advertising and digital disruptions on YouTube and Google ad words.

Directed by Gareth Edwards, Godzilla is a co-production between Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, with the latter also distributing the film worldwide. Godzilla ranks amongst the top 20 highest grossing films of 2014.

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