'2012' Flips the Calendar
End-of-the-world thriller pushed back
"2012," the apocalyptic thriller based on the Mayan calendar's end date, has been moved from this July to Nov. 13, according to sources. Don't worry, the world will still end; this time, though, it'll be better for Sony's schedule.
"We've had such success with the James Bond films in November that we wanted a big tentpole film in that slot this year," Sony distribution president Rory Bruer told The Hollywood Reporter. "We've got so many films in the summer that this is the perfect answer to that."
The film follows a star-studded group of scientists including John Cusack and Amanda Peet who are working to stop the global catastrophe supposedly indicated by the Dec. 21, 2012, end of the Mayan calendar.
Cusack, 42, starred in last year's "War, Inc." Peet, 37, had a supporting role in "The X-Files: I Want to Believe." (And yes, the 12-21-2012 date figures into "X-Files" mythology.) "2012" director Roland Emmerich signed on earlier this week to direct an adaptation of Isaac Asimov's "Foundation."