Director Roland Emmerich Exclusive Video Interview 2012. Plus He Talks About His Upcoming Shakespeare Movie

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Opening tomorrow is director Roland Emmerich’s 2012.  As you probably know, 2012 is about a global cataclysm that causes massive destruction to our planet.  If you’re keeping count, this is Emmerich’s third time blowing up the world (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) and I think he’s learned from his previous efforts to deliver his biggest spectacle yet.  Trust me, this movie is loaded with some of the craziest special effects you’ll see this year and if you want to have some fun, go to a movie theater this weekend.

Anyway, to help promote the film, I recently covered the international press day for our partners at Omelete.  So after the jump you can watch our exclusive interview with Roland Emmerich where he discusses going to Brazil to film part of the movie, the alternate ending that will be on the DVD/Blu-ray, and he talks about his next project which will be a film about William Shakespeare.  He says he starts to shoot this March and the budget is around $30 million.  He also told me he’s using the same special effects people from 2012.  It’s a great interview so take a look:

Roland Emmerich

  • Has he been to Brazil before? Tells me he went there to shoot part of 2012
  • Was the film exactly what he pitched to the studio
  • What was the most challenging special effect
  • I ask a question given to me by one of my twitter followers…when are you going to be “a man” and blow up the universe
  • DVD/Blu-ray talk – what will be on it. Says an alternate ending will be on the DVD but not many deleted scenes
  • Shakespeare project – his next film that he starts to shoot in March. Says the budget is under 30 million and he’ll be shooting in Germany. Also says he’ll be using the same technology as 2012 on the movie. Same visual effects people.
  • Says the plan is for the Foundation trilogy to be his next project after Shakespeare
  • Reveals what the alternate ending is on the DVD

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  • Ben Begley

    Check out this 2012 Movie Parody on FunnyorDie!

    http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/a88e55e64f/2012-movie-spoof

  • Ben Begley

    Check out this 2012 Movie Parody on FunnyorDie!

    http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/a88e55e64f/2012-movie-spoof

  • joe

    It is already breaking records by bringing in 23 million on it’s first day .I think the movie will reach 60 million in it’s first weekend it will up too international box office to lift it more high .As far as the movie is concerned the movie is good but not great like 10 out of 10 it’s like 7 out of 10 stars I would give this movie.Good that Steve you had fun too.I would like to see what technology he used in this movie when I purchase it on blu ray.

  • joe

    It is already breaking records by bringing in 23 million on it’s first day .I think the movie will reach 60 million in it’s first weekend it will up too international box office to lift it more high .As far as the movie is concerned the movie is good but not great like 10 out of 10 it’s like 7 out of 10 stars I would give this movie.Good that Steve you had fun too.I would like to see what technology he used in this movie when I purchase it on blu ray.

  • Sarah

    I Heart Roland Emmerich. : )

  • Sarah

    I Heart Roland Emmerich. : )

  • James Hilton

    Oh no – not another convert to the Shakespeare Didn’t Write The Plays Loony Society, which is affiliated to the Diana Was Killed By Conspiracy Association; the Neil Armstrong Did Not Walk On The Moon Institute; and the CIA killed JFK Club.

    In November, writer David Aaronovitch wrote in The Times of a one-day anti-Stratfordian fest held in London. “At the end of it,” he wrote (or perhaps someone else wrote it for him), “my head ached. A group of 130 people had, in all seriousness, given themselves over to this nonsense, in which they had to believe that dead people lived, or that noblemen chose under-educated substitutes to ‘author’ their own works of genius, while scattering clues around that would be deciphered only four centuries later. Why?”

    Perhaps, instead of listening to gullible actors, it might be more profitable to heed eminent minds such as Harold Bloom, Jonathan Bate, James Shapiro, A.L. Rowse and a host of other academics who have devoted many years of study to Shakespeare and whose views are summed up by possibly the most eminent of them all: Stanley Wells, general editor of the Oxford Shakespeare editions, who has been described as “our greatest authority on Shakespeare’s life and work.”

    After studying all the counter-claims, he says emphatically: “Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare. The overwhelming evidence from his own time and since is that William Shakespeare who came from Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the plays and poems for which he is famous.”

    Come on, Mr Emmerich, let’s have a project worthy of your intellect, not some tired old conspiracy nonsense.

  • James Hilton

    Oh no – not another convert to the Shakespeare Didn’t Write The Plays Loony Society, which is affiliated to the Diana Was Killed By Conspiracy Association; the Neil Armstrong Did Not Walk On The Moon Institute; and the CIA killed JFK Club.

    In November, writer David Aaronovitch wrote in The Times of a one-day anti-Stratfordian fest held in London. “At the end of it,” he wrote (or perhaps someone else wrote it for him), “my head ached. A group of 130 people had, in all seriousness, given themselves over to this nonsense, in which they had to believe that dead people lived, or that noblemen chose under-educated substitutes to ‘author’ their own works of genius, while scattering clues around that would be deciphered only four centuries later. Why?”

    Perhaps, instead of listening to gullible actors, it might be more profitable to heed eminent minds such as Harold Bloom, Jonathan Bate, James Shapiro, A.L. Rowse and a host of other academics who have devoted many years of study to Shakespeare and whose views are summed up by possibly the most eminent of them all: Stanley Wells, general editor of the Oxford Shakespeare editions, who has been described as “our greatest authority on Shakespeare’s life and work.”

    After studying all the counter-claims, he says emphatically: “Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare. The overwhelming evidence from his own time and since is that William Shakespeare who came from Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the plays and poems for which he is famous.”

    Come on, Mr Emmerich, let’s have a project worthy of your intellect, not some tired old conspiracy nonsense.

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