Roland Emmerich’s 2012 Teaser Trailer

It used to be that director Roland Emmerich would take a few years in between his films, and perhaps understandably so, since the guy pretty much exclusively directs massive special effects blockbusters. However, after the disappointing 10,000 B.C. (which still earned $269 million worldwide) he seems eager to bounce back with another new project called 2012. Starring John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Amanda Peet, the story revolves around (what else?) the end of the world.

The first teaser trailer has gone online this week, and although it doesn’t show any of the actors or footage from the movie, it does offer a bit of a mystery and implies that the movie will involve a government conspiracy of some sort. Perhaps Emmerich is taking a lesson from M. Night Shyamalan and J.J. Abrams; the trailer ends with the words “Find Out The Truth / Google Search: 2012″. The first hit from said Google search is the Wikipedia entry about 2012 being the end of the Gregorian calendar. Consider me intrigued. Emmerich’s last natural disaster movie The Day After Tomorrow was a dud, but somehow I can’t resist the urge to see this. Check out the trailer below, or watch it in HD over at Moviefone. 2012 hits theatres on July 10th, 2009.



  • This teaser was pretty cool. The only problem is– with a title like 2012, the film becomes so passe in, say, 2013. And it only gets worse in 2025, when you look back at it. It’s only saving grace for future viewers is if it is so horrendously bad that it becomes a laughable cult movie.

    But as for right now, while the world still might just end in 2012, the movie looks pretty cool.

  • Bob The Slob

    The Day After Tommorow might have been a critical, cinematic, and artistic dud…but it was financially successful sean…It was no dud at the box office, hence giving emmerich the chance to keep remaking it…wether it takes place 12,000 years ago or only a few years later.

  • You’re right, I should have clarified: I just didn’t think the movie was very good.

  • swarez

    I just watched 10.000 BC a couple of days ago and it was fucking horrible, even by his standards. Just utter shit.

    Fantastic teaser though but that has always been the case with Emmerich, brilliant first glimpses to lure you in the seat and that deliver a cinematic turd on a silver platter. And I fall for it every god damn time.

  • dario

    Holy Debbie Downer.

    I was in a good mood before I saw this.

    Oh well, I’ll just watch a dog do a barrel roll again.

  • Ian

    Does this have something to do with Barrack Obama? Ha couldn’t resist. Jon makes a good point if you make a movie about an event it’s dated … if you make a movie about a date it’s also dated.

  • Paul Andrews

    I’m in the minority, but enjoyed TDAT. Apocalypse movies are nearly always good in my book, but then we had M. Knight Shamalamading-dong’s “The Happening” which broke the trend. That too had a good trailer, so who knows ? Could be good, could be bad.

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