Saturday, May 24, 2008

FILM: The World ends in 2012

There is a Mayan legend that the world will end in 2012. If you were cognizant in 1999 (when I was 14), then you heard all about Y2K and how computers would malfunction because they were not programmed for the 2000 year change. People huddled together, counting down warily to the new year, awaiting the total destruction of our technological age. In case you haven't noticed, 8 years later, we're all still alive--and we've got some kick ass technology.

The Mayans, however, predicted that doomsday was actually December 21, 2012--twelve years after our estimation. Roland Emmerich--the guy behind the surprisingly profitable epic prehistoric film 10,000 B.C. and the global warming, armageddon PSA The Day After Tomorrow--plans on turning that...theory into a movie.

In the film, our fate is compromised after a global cataclysm ends life as humans know it. In four years, that could be anything--especially, tech-wise. John Cusack and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Redbelt) are the unlikely heroes of the film. Cusack struggles to save his family, while Ejiofor plays "an idealistic science adviser to the president." It's set for a summer 2009 release...only three years before the world ends. lol

Update: Woody Harrelson was cast as a guy who has been prophesying the end of the world for a while, but who no one believes because they think he's crazy.

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