The end of the world begins on Nov. 13. That’s the release date of “2012,” the disaster film from director Roland Emmerich, the German filmmaker who apparently likes to pluck his movie titles from the calendar (“Independence Day,” “10,000 B.C.” and “The Day After Tomorrow“). Influenced by the disaster classics of the 1970s, Emmerich one again has a deep ensemble cast, with John Cusack, Danny Glover, Oliver Platt, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Woody Harrelson, who might be putting together a nice career surge after the success of “Zombieland.”
To get an early sense of “2012,” you can check out the film’s elaborate official website or the trailer below, but to get an idea of what it was like during the filming, check out David Strick’s Hollywood Backlot photo gallery from the “2012” set. Strick took the striking shot you see above and 31 others that give you an insider’s sense of the production. Regular readers of Hero Complex know I’m a big fan of Strick’s work, and for those of you who haven’t seen his website I can tell you it’s well worth an extended visit, especially if you haven’t seen his images from “The Twilight Saga: New Moon“ or the collection of “Zombieland” set images. As far as his access and the depth of his collected work, there’s really nothing quite like Strick’s photo archive anywhere else on the Internet.
And here’s that “2012” trailer.
— Geoff Boucher
Photo credit: David Strick, Hollywood Backlot
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