Emmerich Brings About the Apocalypse in 2012


Script kicks up a bidding war

Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) insists on seeing the world come to an end.

CAA is circulating 2012 about Hollywood. It’s an apocalyptic spec script written by Emmerich and Harald Kloser, who collaborated on 10,000 B.C., the prehistoric epic that Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures releases March 7.

Script details are being kept under wraps, naturally. According to ancient Mayan calendars, the year 2012 spells doom for the world.

Studio heads read Emmerich and Kloser’s script yesterday. Reps will now “hear Emmerich’s budget projection and creative aspirations. After that, studios will bid on what is essentially a greenlit film, one that Emmerich intends to direct next and have ready for a summer 2009 release, barring a prolonged Screen Actors Guild strike,” says Variety.

Source: Variety