2012 – Preview!!


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Director: Roland Emmerich

Producer: Roland Emmerich, Mark Gordon, Harald Kloser, Larry Franco, Ute Emmerich

Written by: Harald Kloser, Roland Emmerich

Star cast: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Woody Harrelson, and George Segal

Music: Harald Kloser

Till date, many films based on the myth ‘Dooms day’ have been made in some style or the other. Remarkably, the year 2012 has been projected by various astrologists across the globe, declaring the said year as the end of our world.
The film 2012 is based on the similar concept, which is an upcoming American disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich,who is a German film director-cum-screenwriter-cum-producer,  known for his disaster and action films like  Independence Day (1996) and The Day After Tomorrow (2004).

Filming of the movie began in August 2008 in the Canadian coastal city,Vancouver, whose distribution is taken care by Columbia Pictures. The film is expected for a worldwide release on November 13, 2009.
Story of the movie is based on a Mayan prophecy that the world will come to an end, sometime around the 2012 solstice. Spectacular avalanches, a tsunami covering over the Himalayas, Yellowstone caldera erupting in a super volcano, a strong earthquake along the San Andreas Fault, destruction of St. Peter’s Basilica by a massive quake and a mega tsunami striking all over the world including Washington DC does pull attention. Massive ships built by the government try and preserve the little survivors remain out of the cataclysm, but do that really happen?

Just have fingers crossed for the real piece of 2012, so that it comes about a disaster story and not the reverse!!