John Cusack Heads Up to ‘2012’

Chiwetel Ejiofor is also in talks to sign on to Roland Emmerich’s big-budget epic.

John Cusack will step into Roland Emmerich's latest epic for his next project. According to Variety, Cusack has signed on for 2012.

The trade also reports that Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to join the project as well. The film will center on a researcher who finds a portal to a parralel universe and he goes into that world to contact his double to warn him and try to prevent the upcoming apocalypse that the ancient Mayans predicted.

Emmerich wrote the script with Harald Kloser, and Emmerich will produce as well, but it is not clear if he will direct as well. Production is planned for a July start in Los Angeles, barring a Screen Actors Guild strike.

2012 was released November 13th, 2009 and stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Thomas McCarthy, Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich.

Sources: Variety

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Comments (14)

  1. CloudZeroX

    I love that they are making a movie about this, I think this will be a very interesting film to watch.
    clockworkcookie: you're an idiot, because they actually did, so look it up.

    7 years agoby @cloudzeroxFlag

  2. the Narrator

    Wow. This is a do or die for me. I mean I actually elieve the world is gonna end 2012. But thats me. hah.

    7 years agoby @narratorFlag

  3. TheEdge76

    This could work. Too soon for a judgement though...

    7 years agoby @cwalkenisthemanFlag

  4. Saquin Turok 'X'

    Sounds like a good idea. Just hope Emmerich directs at his best for this, and it should be great. Was looking forward to 10,000 BC, but like Darktower19 says, the woolly mammoths in the desert summed that up. Was ID a fluke? Hope not.

    7 years agoby @teesterxFlag

  5. T.Clark

    clockworkcookie, u should watch the history channel sometime-2012, end of the world, according to the mayan calendar

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  6. RingWraither

    The whole parralel universe thing sounds like a sci fi movie on tv....

    7 years agoby @ringwraitherFlag

  7. CDT1013

    Cusack usually picks good roles, so we'll see.

    7 years agoby @jmt1000000Flag

  8. They call me ITCHY BALLS

    You're lame.

    7 years agoby @danbrchFlag

  9. Clockworkcookie

    The mayans didn't even predict any apocalypse :D This sounds lame.

    7 years agoby @clockworkcookieFlag

  10. JR

    no comment

    7 years agoby @juan213Flag

  11. T.Clark

    This could be cool if someone else directed, but i've kinda lost confidence in emerich.

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  12. MikeyV1

    i like roland emmerichs movies. this should be good.

    7 years agoby @mikeyv1Flag

  13. DarkTower19

    Would someone please tell Roland Emmerich to stop making movies!!! Independence Day = cool, because of Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. Everything else he does = lame as hell, because of...desert mammoths.

    7 years agoby @darktower19Flag

  14. Moviemaniack1993

    Okay, now this sounds stupid. Would rather it be what it was before: a family on vacation trying to outrun the apocalypse as it begins happening around them.

    7 years agoby @moviemaniack1993Flag

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