In the Wake of the Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disasters Pacific Rim Gets a Rewrite

Though giant monsters stomping Japan has long been a staple of creature features, none of the fictitious destruction has ever emulated the true horrors and tragedy that the Japanese people have faced over the last few days. A massive earthquake. A deadly and destructive tsunami. An impending nuclear crisis. Horrendous weather. It seems as if the universe has aligned to wipe them off the map. There’s one thing for certain: Things will never be the same, and the repercussions of these events will likely be felt for decades to come. Even in the movie business.

Plot Details for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific RimBloody Disgusting is now reporting that Legendary has asked director Guillermo del Toro to re-write the screenplay so that no attacks take place in Japan. The film is to be set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, and the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.

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  • Cinemascribe

    What really cheeses me off about this is that it doesn’t bode at all well for their planned reboot of Godzilla, which-last I heard – “Monsters” director Gareth Edwards was supposed to direct.

    Seriously, if they have a Gojira flick that isn’t set in Japan, then where? Stateside again?

    Let’s see… can’t set it in NYC, that might evoke memories of September 11th 2001. How about Chicago? Oh damn, his fire breath might bring to mind the Great Chicago Fire..nope can’t do that. San Franciso or LA? Uh, no, too many earthquakes. People might be offended by the visual of the earth shaking impact tremors caused by Gojira’s feet.

    Looks like Godzilla’s gonna be tearing ass across Newark in his next big budget film excursion.

    Do you wanna party? It’s PARTYTIME.

    • Uncle Creepy

      Actually I wouldn’t be surprised if you see a ton more giant monster flicks coming out of this from Japan. Look how many came out after the bomb dropped. It’s like it’s their way of therapy.

      • GJW

        That’s exactly what I thought. This natural disaster paves the way for a brand new (and unfortunately quite realistic)premise for any giant monster they choose to create. Yes, the event is fresh in everyones of how horrible a tragedy this is, but time will pass, and then, many will try to bank on what has happened.

        I’m not gonna kill you. Your job will be to tell the rest of them that death is coming for them, tonight. Tell them Eric Draven sends his regards.

  • Foywonder

    I for one cannot wait to watch giant monsters destroy the Philippines and the isle of Tonga.

  • Vanvance1

    How completely ridiculous. I know, why don’t we all burn all our Godzilla, Gamera and Mothra DVDs too… Oh, and lets destroy the history books that remind us about nuclear bombs dropped in Japan.

    While we’re at it lets erase the twin towers from movies so Americans aren’t all traumatized when they see them in a movie. Wait, they did that?

    Every day I’m reminded how important ‘1984’ is. It should be required reading in every school once a year from grade 3 through University (regardless of the course content).

    • GJW

      I still have a DVD copy of “Vanilla Sky” with the towers in the background. Kind of wild to see them now in a movie actuallly.

      I’m not gonna kill you. Your job will be to tell the rest of them that death is coming for them, tonight. Tell them Eric Draven sends his regards.