Roland Emmerich Destroys the World, the Home Version – 2012 TV Series in the Works

     November 4, 2009


Have you ever wanted to see Roland Emmerich destroy the world but without leaving the comfort of your home?  Well, now you can!  Since some people survive at the end of his latest film, “2012”, (sorry, but did you think that a movie as expensive as “2012” was going to have a downer-ending?) there’s still some story to tell.  However, that story won’t be quite as special effects intensive so it’s just right for your DVR.  Hit the jump to reject my idea for the title of the series, “2012 ½”.

According to EW, a television series based off “2012” is already in the works.  Here’s what Emmerich had to say about his plans for what he dubs, “2013” (lame):

The plan is that it is 2013 and it’s about what happens after the disaster.  It is about the resettling of Earth. That is very, very fascinating. (2012 writer/producer) Harald Kloser and I came up with the idea and we have the luxury of having a producer on the film who is a big TV producer, Mark Gordon. We said to Mark, ‘Why don’t you do a TV show that picks up where the movie leaves off and call it 2013?'”

Emmerich goes on into a bit more detail that isn’t super-spoilery and while “2012” certainly isn’t a film built on its twist, I’ll respect the wishes of people that want to go in cold.  I’m sure they’re already pissed at me because I said that Emmerich destroyed the world.  And that I said that some people survive at the end of “2012”.  And that I said the film was called “2012”.   And that it’s a film.