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2012 sequel series?

11.04.2009

Roland Emmerich has become quite proficient at blasting away gigantic chunks of the planet, but it turns out he also cares deeply about what happens in the aftermath. Sort of. Well, he'd watch it. On TV.

While discussing his latest budget-busting apocalyptic comedy (?) 2012, Emmerich tells EW that he'd be keen on seeing it followied with a TV series, since the movie's exec producer Mark Gordon also handles "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice."

"The plan is that it is 2013 and it’s about what happens after the disaster," spoke the doombringer. "It is about the resettling of Earth. That is very, very fascinating. We said to Mark, ‘Why don’t you do a TV show that picks up where the movie leaves off and call it 2013?’ [SPOILERS AHEAD, MAYBE] I think it will focus on a group of people who survived but not on the boats … maybe they were on a piece of land that was spared or one that became an island in the process of the crust moving. There are so many possibilities of what they could do and I’d be excited to watch it."

Yep, the sequel to 2012 might just be... 2013 (The Series). And to further demonstrate the intense focus Emmerich puts on the human relationships in his work, witness a scene from the movie stripped of all those superfluous special FX:

Extra Tidbit: The estimated cost for Emmerich's fictional prophecy fulfillment and global destruction: a quarter of a billion dollars. Enjoy!
Source: EW

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