"2012" revolves a family who goes on vacation in December 2012, just as the Mayan calendar is coming to a close. Over the decades, many have prophesized that the world will end when the ancient calendar ceases on Dec. 21, 2012.

EXCLUSIVE: Roland Emmerich Destroys the Planet with ‘2012’!

During the theatrical release of the film, we spoke with 2012 expert Dr. Lawrence Joseph, who explained that the cost of building a shield protector for our electrical grids during the impending sun storm was roughly the same price as the cost of making this movie. Why, in your opinion, do you think people, both those that make art and those that buy the tickets and DVDs, are more willing to put their resources towards a piece of entertainment than they are something that could save their lives in the long run?

Roland Emmerich: I doubt what Dr. Joseph says is true. This is a piece of entertainment. It's a movie. What could you really do if the sun gave out? What would you be able to do if the sun mutated into something else? Nobody knows what will happen. That's why we told our film in this way. Its not like the sun is really heating up. It's not changing its course. It's sort of like a brand new microwave.

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EXCLUSIVE: Roland Emmerich's ‘2012’ TV Series No Longer in the Works

Shortly before 2012 debuted in theaters, Roland Emmerich made the press rounds revealing that he was planning a television sequel based on his latest disaster epic. The series was said to be similar in theme to ABC's Lost, with Earth's survivors arriving in Africa to rebuild humanity. Sadly, the scope of the project proved too big for the constraints of serialized television. At this moment in time, the show is being put on hold. Emmerich revealed that pre-production on the purposed 2013 had halted while chatting with us about the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of 2012, which is set to hit store shelves on March 2nd, 2010.

It has been reported that you plan on turning 2012 into a television series. Where does production on that stand at this point in time?

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7 Finalists for Visual Effects Oscar Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 82nd Academy Awards.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘2012’ Destroys the Weekend with $65 Million!

The latest Roland Emerich disaster flick, 2012, destroyed everything in it's way this weekend to earn the number one spot in the box office making an estimated $65 million. The film about the end of the world, which had a reported budget of somewhere around $260 million, was released on a little over 3,000 screens and made an estimated $19,095 per screen. Last week's number one film, Disney's a Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey as Scrooge fell 25.7% only making $22.3 million in it's second week. The movie, which was released on around 3,404 screens, earned only $6,062 per screen.

The Men Who Stare at Goats starring Oscar Winners George Clooney and Kevin Spacey along with Ewan McGregor and Jeff Bridges seems to have staying power with audiences as it reclaims it's number three spot on the chart for the second week in a row. The film, which was released on 2,453 screens earned about $2,528 per screen totaling over $6 million in the box office bringing its total gross upwards of $23 million just shy of it's $25 million budget. In the forth position this week is Precious a film based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire. The film, which was produced by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry got a wider release this week and made an impressive $35,000 per screen in only 174 theaters earning a total of $6.09 million, which brings it's total gross up to $8.9 million, just short of it's modest $10 million budget. Rounding off the top five this week is the King of Pop's opus Michael Jackson's This Is It, which continued to fall in it's third week. The documentary, which was seen on over 3,000 screens made $1,679 per screen bringing it's total gross to around $68.2 million.

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Roland Emmerich to Make Two ‘Independence Day’ Sequels?

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Independence Day 3 is in development .

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: John Cusack and Amanda Peet Battle the Year ‘2012’

Never before has a date in history been so significant to so many cultures, so many religions, scientists, and governments. 2012 is an epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. Directed by Roland Emmerich and starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Thomas McCarthy, Woody Harrelson, and Chin Han, 2012 opens November 13th, 2009. See it before the world implodes!

2012 was released November 13th, 2009.

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‘2012’ Set Up for a Television Series Already?

2012 executive producer Howard Gordon is also an executive producer for TV series' such as Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice and it was said that Gordon is currently in talks with ABC for this potential series, although the network declined to comment.

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EXCLUSIVE: Chin Han Survives the Year ‘2012’

Tell us about Tenzin? What sort of dynamic does he add to the film, and how does his presence play an important role in the events that transpire throughout 2012?

Chin Han: Tenzin is a Tibetan who, by virtue of where he lives and what he does, finds out a secret that the governments of the world have been keeping from the people. And then he sets out about saving those he loves. But might eventually have bitten off more than he can chew.

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