Update: Janjira is the name of the Japanese nuclear power plant in the Godzilla reboot
Godzilla crew remade Steveston’s Japanese Cultural Centre/Martial Arts Centre into the Jankira International School for filming on Wednesday, adding fake pink cherry blossoms to the east side of the trees outside and parking a prop Japanese school bus and giant blue screen on the west side where the camera would focus. Dozens of child extras dressed in school uniforms practiced running out of the centre into the bus or towards Moncton Street. And had fun doing it. It’s not clear where the monster is in this scene because it’s unlikely they would run towards it. [Update: this evacuation might have more to do with an earthquake and potential nuclear disaster at the Janjira reactors nearby]
The kids had so much fun pretending to run away from Godzilla.
Here’s one pretending to be the monster.
Japanese Cultural Centre.
Fake cherry blossoms.
Prop school bus.
Giant blue screen.