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Electronic sign warns San Francisco that a Godzilla attack is coming (a Godzilla attack is probably not coming)

Is Godzilla about to attack San Francisco? Maybe. But maybe not! Actually, no, entirely not, definitely not, not at all, not even a little.

Still, there’s a new Godzilla movie out today (it’s called “Godzilla”) (it’s supposed to be pretty good!), and during the new Godzilla movie, Godzilla visits San Francisco. Somebody decided that this would be a good excuse to reprogram an electronic message board in the city so that it warned people of a Godzilla attack:

Ali Wunderman spotted the sign while she and her boyfriend were driving through the city’s Russian Hill neighborhood on Wednesday night. (He was driving, so she took the photos.) She posted what she saw on Instagram, figuring it was just a marketing campaign for the movie, she told The Post in an e-mail on Friday.

Good news for the people of San Francisco, in case they saw this message and became incredibly worried that a Godzilla attack was actually happening: The electronic board was hacked, according to the man who supplies the signs to San Francisco, so the odds of a Godzilla attack remain fairly low.

Wunderman, who said she is “quite excited” to see the new movie, said that since the hacked sign has been covered across the country, it probably did give the movie a little added publicity in the end.

On a related note (sure, why not), now is a good time to remember that the Air Force is prepared in case Godzilla does ever attack.

As I mentioned before, the new “Godzilla” movie, starring Bryan Cranston (“The King of Queens”) and David Strathairn (“Miami Vice”), opened in theaters on Friday.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and stories from around the country.



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