Godzilla filming creates fake mayhem in Waikiki

Published: Jul. 11, 2013 at 9:34 AM HST|Updated: Jul. 11, 2013 at 10:37 AM HST
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HONOLULU (AP) - No one has seen Godzilla roaming the streets of Honolulu but fictional evidence of the monster's destruction is all over Waikiki Beach.

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports foam cut to resemble broken concrete walls, a downed helicopter and other carnage were part of the scenery put in place by a Warner Brothers/Legendary Pictures crew for the filming Wednesday of the latest Godzilla movie.

Movie-makers hired 225 extras. Many wore bandages, splints or neck braces that showed the injuries a monster can hand out.

Off-duty members of the Honolulu Fire Department and 30 Hawaii National Guardsmen were among the extras hired.

Filming began June 30 and is expected to end next week.

The cast includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.

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