Talk About a Disaster Movie: BP Oil Spill Set To Hit Big Screen

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With BP’s one-year anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster nearly upon us, that can only mean one thing. The time is ripe for a Hollywood adaptation. (via Ecocentric)

But forget corporate negligence or severe environmental damage (they don’t sell movies, just grab headlines).¬†Instead, filmmakers have made sure the central theme is good old-fashioned Hollywood “heroism.” How appropriate, if you try to forget this was one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.

Read more at TIME’s¬†Ecocentric blog.