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.