12 Facts About 2012
We take a journey through Roland Emmerich's disaster epic.
Fact #11: The Governator Wants a Private Screening
In 2012, an unnamed Californian governor goes on telly to assure his citizens that everything's going to be alright. In a heavy German accent. Then a monster earthquake strikes... It's a little in-joke, although Schwarzenegger's name is never mentioned. But Emmerich's still nervous about showing him the film. "A good friend of his has seen the movie and told him about it. Now Arnold has invited me to his house to show him 2012 and I'm constantly saying, 'It's not finished yet.' I'm a little scared."
Fact #12: Emmerich's A Big Softie Now
"I think my movies constantly evolve," muses the disaster-master. "I think they've become more emotional and intimate; I think they have more heart now, especially this one. My all-time favourite scene of all my movies is in 2012 -- it's when John Cusack, who's this father who pretty much fucked up his marriage and the relationship with his kids, knows that they will run out of gasoline soon in this big Antonov plane and he has to somehow tell his kids. And how he does that is an incredible, sweet and tender moment."
2012 opens in Australia on 12th November and in the UK and the US on 13th November.