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More travel to 2012

06.02.2008
Roland Emmerich's latest disaster epic (or possibly "epic disaster", considering the budget is rumored to be near $200 million) is drawing more actors into its vortex of sci-fi devastation.

The thriller, called 2012, has lured decidedly sexy female specimen Thandie Newton. She's joined by the significantly less sexy but adorably roly-poly Oliver Platt, and Danny Glover, who's probably just still hoping for another LETHAL WEAPON while slurring through junk like SHOOTER. Glover will play the President with Newton as his daughter (interestingly, Newton is currently in the White House in a more ghastly form as Condoleezza Rice in Oliver Stone's Bush bio/comedy 'W').

The trio join the already-cast John Cusack and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the flick, which involves some nonsense about parallel dimensions, a Mayan-predicted apocalypse and a global cataclysm. Emmerich, who loves destroying the country/planet real good (INDEPENDENCE DAY, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW), wrote the script with his 10,000 BC co-writer Harald Kloser, so we can probably expect a similar level of excitement and logic.

The movie is already set for release in July of next summer.
Extra Tidbit: Newton claims her mother is a Zimbabwean princess.

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3:48AM on 06/04/2008

Oh boy

Why do they keep giving this guy so much money?
Why do they keep giving this guy so much money?
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4:46PM on 06/03/2008
What a Horrible Cast. glover is a fucking joke.
What a Horrible Cast. glover is a fucking joke.
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4:13PM on 06/03/2008

hey...

I liked Shooter...
Chiwetel is awesome. He'll do good as always
I liked Shooter...
Chiwetel is awesome. He'll do good as always
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1:31PM on 06/03/2008
For the amount of money that doofus Emmerich puts into his films he could at least spend some of that on script re-writes.

Another good concept squandered.
For the amount of money that doofus Emmerich puts into his films he could at least spend some of that on script re-writes.

Another good concept squandered.
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5:41AM on 06/03/2008
So 10,000 BC wasn't great, so what? This actually has a good cast of great actors, a contemporary story, and well, the story just plain sounds better. Me? I'm pumped.
So 10,000 BC wasn't great, so what? This actually has a good cast of great actors, a contemporary story, and well, the story just plain sounds better. Me? I'm pumped.
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2:45AM on 06/03/2008
I normally enjoy Emmerich movies, but '10,000 BC' was one of the worst movies I have ever seen, no exageration. So the fact that that movies team is reunited on this one doesnt pump me up for this one.
I normally enjoy Emmerich movies, but '10,000 BC' was one of the worst movies I have ever seen, no exageration. So the fact that that movies team is reunited on this one doesnt pump me up for this one.
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1:21AM on 06/03/2008
Any movie based on this 2012 theories is going to have HUGE plot-holes, so you might as well get some hot girls in it, directed by a guy that can make big enough explosions for you to miss the plot holes.
Any movie based on this 2012 theories is going to have HUGE plot-holes, so you might as well get some hot girls in it, directed by a guy that can make big enough explosions for you to miss the plot holes.
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10:09PM on 06/02/2008

I was wondering...


I was wondering who would be the first to put the 2012 end-of-the-world theory to film. Figures it'd be Emmerich. I'm all for it. I haven't seen 10,000 BC, but I'm one of the very few who really enjoyed The Day After Tomorrow. His flicks might be brainless, but they're fun and they frequently deal with my favorite subject, the violent and horrific end of the human race. I'll definitely give this one a look.

I was wondering who would be the first to put the 2012 end-of-the-world theory to film. Figures it'd be Emmerich. I'm all for it. I haven't seen 10,000 BC, but I'm one of the very few who really enjoyed The Day After Tomorrow. His flicks might be brainless, but they're fun and they frequently deal with my favorite subject, the violent and horrific end of the human race. I'll definitely give this one a look.
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