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.
Bloody 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.
Also, if you have the time and the extra money, we strongly wish to encourage you to donate to Japan related relief efforts. Everyone who can should definitely take the time to get involved.
You can also Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross. Text “QUAKE” or “JAPAN” to 80888 to make a $10 donation to the Salvation Army’s Japan quake relief efforts. Text “JAPAN” or “TSUNAMI” to 20222 to donate $10 to Save the Children. Make sure you respond “YES” when they send you a thank you message. Your donation will be on your monthly wireless bill, and most carriers will allow you to donate up to three times per month.
And while the loss of human lives has been nothing short of heartbreaking, let's not forget about all the animals and pets that need help as well. Click here to donate to that particular cause.
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