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Cusack goes to 2012

05.19.2008
When it comes to John Cusack, I tend think of him in terms of quirky characters rather than big-budget summer tentpole flicks (CON AIR aside).

And yet here he is joining up with a maestro of the blockbuster, Roland Emmerich, for the sci-fi/disaster thriller 2012. Not a sequel to Cusack's horror tale 1408, this time he'll play an "academic researcher who opens a portal into a parallel universe and makes contact with his double in order to prevent an apocalypse predicted by the ancient Mayans."

End of the world then, got it. Not a stretch for Emmerich, who's already trashed the present several times (INDEPENDENCE DAY, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW), so I suppose there's nowhere left to go except the future and/or other universes. Perhaps we should heed his apocalyptic warnings this time, since most of his other cinematic predictions have come true (climate change, alien invasion, New York being attacked by a giant monster, armies of reanimated soldiers).

The awesome Chiwetel Ejiofor is also in talks to help stop the end of the world. Cusack will next be seen in the (surprisingly blunt) satire WAR, INC.
Extra Tidbit: Seen any recent interviews with Cusack? When the hell did that guy get so dour?
Source: Variety

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5:06AM on 05/21/2008

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How was the Patriot "woefully inaccurate"?
How was the Patriot "woefully inaccurate"?
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2:02AM on 05/21/2008

Without Dean Devlin...

EVERYTHING Emmerich does from here on end...will be awful. Guaranteed.
EVERYTHING Emmerich does from here on end...will be awful. Guaranteed.
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6:06PM on 05/20/2008
I'd be excited if it was directed by ANYONE other than Roland Emmerich.
I'd be excited if it was directed by ANYONE other than Roland Emmerich.
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12:42PM on 05/20/2008
There's plenty wrong with "The Patriot," starting with that the movie is woefully inaccurate.

As for this...it could be interesting. I'm still waiting for Emmerich to make a film worthy of "Independence Day," which I for one really liked.
There's plenty wrong with "The Patriot," starting with that the movie is woefully inaccurate.

As for this...it could be interesting. I'm still waiting for Emmerich to make a film worthy of "Independence Day," which I for one really liked.
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6:17AM on 05/20/2008

what is your current state of mind?

"Bloody and doom-struck, but I am comfortable with these themes. I remain basically unbowed." - John Cusack

Dour? Maybe. A snob? No. Although it makes sense why he signed on to a movie about the apocalypse.
"Bloody and doom-struck, but I am comfortable with these themes. I remain basically unbowed." - John Cusack

Dour? Maybe. A snob? No. Although it makes sense why he signed on to a movie about the apocalypse.
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3:20AM on 05/20/2008

Hey Cahoot!

What the hell was wrong with THE PATRIOT? It was a great directed and well written movie with terrific acting. Not to mention the score with John Williams. It was by far Emmerich's best film.
What the hell was wrong with THE PATRIOT? It was a great directed and well written movie with terrific acting. Not to mention the score with John Williams. It was by far Emmerich's best film.
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10:25PM on 05/19/2008
Lets see... hes done 10,000 BC, The Day After Tomorrow, The Patriot, Godzilla... excuse me for not being too excited.
Lets see... hes done 10,000 BC, The Day After Tomorrow, The Patriot, Godzilla... excuse me for not being too excited.
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9:44PM on 05/19/2008
he is a moody sumbitch. he can also be a bit of a snob. i mean, the man put down Better Off Dead. wtf?

i like his work. he just needs to chill the fuck out sometimes.
he is a moody sumbitch. he can also be a bit of a snob. i mean, the man put down Better Off Dead. wtf?

i like his work. he just needs to chill the fuck out sometimes.
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