Roland Emmerich Plans to Bring 2012 to TV
Roland Emmerich’s much-anticipated (and sometimes maligned) disaster flick 2012 hasn’t even come to theaters yet and already there are talks of it being adapted for the small screen.
In a red carpet interview with Entertainment Weekly at a film premiere last week, Emmerich confirmed that he is already at work on a small-screen adaptation of 2012 with the film’s executive producer Mark Gordon. Gordon has the inside track on TV; he is an executive producer for ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.
Emmerich and 2012 co-writer Harald Kloser would collaborate to write the teleplay, which will be titled 2013, and will pick up the story where the film left off. "It’s about what happens after the disaster,” Emmerich said. “It is about the resettling of Earth… I think it will focus on a group of people who survived maybe they were on a piece of land that was spared or one that became an island in the process of the crust moving. There are so many possibilities of what they could do and I’d be excited to watch it.”
Rumor has it that Gordon is already in talks to develop the series for ABC. Although neither he nor ABC would confirm this, he did allude in the interview to the possibility that when Lost goes off the air at the end of this season, there will be an opening for a new disaster-themed show on the network.
In the meantime, Emmerich’s apocalyptic vision of a movie starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Amanda Peet arrives in theaters Friday (Nov. 13)
Watch the trailer for 2012:
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