The 2012 doomsday prediction has been circulating for hundreds of years and proposes that cataclysmic and apocalyptic events will occur on earth in the year 2012. Never before has a date in history been so significant to so many cultures, so many religions, scientists, and governments.
The forecast is based primarily on what is claimed to be the end-date of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, presented as lasting 5,125 years and terminating on December 21 or 23, 2012.
New Age interpretations of the prophecy are far less gloomy and rather than expecting Armageddon, envisage positive physical changes or spiritual transformations for earth and its inhabitants.
So how would the governments of our planet prepare six billion people for the end of the world? In Roland Emmerich 2012 the answer is that they wouldn’st, and the earth population is left to deal with catastrophic volcanic eruptions, typhoons, tidal waves and glaciers.
2012 is an epic adventure about a global catastrophe that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. Starring John Cusack, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson and Oliver Platt; 2012 is expected to be released on 13 November 2009.
Woody Harrelson plays a crackpot radio host who prophesies the end of the world and is considered simply insane by others. Harrelson has compared his character to the mythological Greek figure Cassandra, a beautiful princess granted the gift of prophecy, but whose predictions were never believed.
Sony Pictures Image works was hired to produce visual-effects work on the movie. Other facilities on the 2012 project that created some of the most dramatic and apocalyptic scenes within the film, included Digital Domain, Dneg, Hydraulx, Scanline, and in-house visual effects unit Uncharted Territory.
About Image Works
Since 1992, Sony Pictures Imageworks has been creating outstanding visual effects and digital character animation, beginning with seamless invisible effects and fashioning an expertise in emotive CG characters and creatures for live action, all CG-animated, and hybrid live-action/animation productions. Imageworks prides itself as a community of artists supporting the imagination and expression of visual storytellers.
Starting with STUART LITTLE, the first photorealistic CG animated star in a live action movie, Imageworks pioneered groundbreaking moviemaking that stressed traditional character performance with exacting production standards. These innovations set the stage for what is now widely regarded as blended-cinema, where techniques from animation, visual effects and live-action combine to produce a wide-range of including the SPIDER-MAN?‚àö√´¬¨¬¢ movies, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, SUPERMAN RETURNS, MONSTER HOUSE and BEOWULF.
In 2002, Imageworks proved its all-CG character animation and production capabilities with the animated short, THE CHUBBCHUBBS!, which won an Academy Award¬¨¬®‚àö√ú and paved the way for the establishment of Sony Pictures Animation to produce animated feature films. Sony Pictures Animation’s first film, OPEN SEASON, was a box-office hit and its second film, SURF’S UP, received an Academy Award¬¨¬®‚àö√ú nomination for Best Animated Feature.
John Cusack – Jackson Curtis
Amanda Peet – Kate (Jackson’s ex-wife)
Danny Glover – President Wilson
Thandie Newton – Laurie Wilson
Oliver Platt – Carl Anheuser
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Adrian Helmsley
Woody Harrelson – Chrlie Frost
George Segal – Tony Delgado
Ng Chin Han – Lin Pang
Thomas McCarthy ?‚àö√ë‚àö¬® Gordon
Morgan Lily – Lilly Curtis
Liam James – Noah Curtis
John Billingsley – Professor West
Jimi Mistry – Satnam Tsurutani
Beatrice Rosen ?‚àö√ë‚àö¬® Tamara
Patrick Bauchau – Roland Picard
Blu Mankuma – Harry Helmsley
Directed by – Roland Emmerich
Produced by – Roland Emmerich, Mark Gordon, Harald Kloser, Larry Franco, Ute Emmerich
Written by – Harald Kloser, Roland Emmerich
Music by – Harald Kloser
Cinematography – Dean Semler
Editing by – David Brenner, Peter S.Elliott
Studio – Sony Pictures
Distributed by – Columbia Pictures