Disaster-Porn Fetishist Roland Emmerich Laughing All the Way to the Bank


The threat of a potential fatwa may have caused him to chicken out and remove footage of Islamic holy sites being spectacularly destroyed in 2012, but we have a feeling that Roland Emmerich isn't losing much sleep over the fact that some have accused him of lacking artistic integrity. The Wrap's Sharon Waxman is reporting that the massive worldwide success of his latest film — $600 million worth of box-office grosses and counting! — will likely lead to Emmerich pocketing $100 million for his work on the project. For tax purposes, we sincerely hope that Emmerich was smart enough to establish residency in the state of Florida. [Wrap]