Roland Emmerich and Harald Kloser, who collaborated on 10,000 B.C., have just finished the new 2012 script. According to Variety, studios are hungry for fresh material after the writer's strike, and getting the chance to round out 2009 with an Emmerich-directed feature film will be a tempting proposition.

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.

Emmerich plans on having 2012 ready for a summer 2009 release.