Everyone's favorite giant lizard has officially made landfall in Hawaii.
Filming for director Gareth Edwards' rebooted take on the classic kaiju is now well underway, and this week the cast and crew took to Hawaii (where, reportedly, about 20 percent of the film will be shot) for the biggest shoot Waikiki Beach has ever seen. Luckily for us, as you can see in the video above, a local news crew went to check it out, and they captured some pretty cool stuff.
What did they see? Well, for one thing, Godzilla seems to have gotten hold of a helicopter and pounded it into rubble. More than 250 extras were also on hand to act as wounded and weary bystanders, and local Hawaiian firemen and National Guardsmen also got into the act. Plus, a tiki bar was assembled for night shoots, and if you look closely you'll even catch a glimpse of star Aaron Taylor-Johnson (from the back, in a leather jacket) rescuing a boy from the Godzilla-induced chaos.
Check out the full report above and start getting excited. Godzilla roars back into theaters May 16, 2014, with a cast that includes Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins and David Strathairn.