WARNING! THIS KIND OF SPOILS WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF "2012." I SAY KIND OF BECAUSE I DON'T REALLY KNOW.
Roland Emmerich, director of the earth-shattering disaster flick "2012" which hits theaters on November 13, says a TV spin-off is in the works.
The filmmaker told Entertainment Weekly that the movie's executive producer Mark Gordon, who is also involved in shows such as "Grey's Anatomy," is part of the project.
The series would pick up where the film ends and is provisionally entitled "2013." ABC is said to be in talks over the idea, which would fill the scheduling void left by "Lost."
Speaking at the premiere for "2012," Emmerich said: "The plan is that it is 2013 and it's about what happens after the disaster.
"It is about the resettling of Earth. I think it will focus on a group of people who survived but not on the boats ... 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.
"The movie talks about the varied reactions people have in the face of disaster and who should survive and how we carry on and what parts of our culture do we save. The TV show could carry on all that."
Gordon said: "There's hope for the world despite the magnitude of the 2012 disaster as seen in the film. After the movie, there are some people who survive and the question is how will these survivors build a new world and what will it look like. That might make an interesting TV series."
I seriously have no response to this. I will see "2012" when it comes out and will then decide if the film warrants a TV show about survivors. But this does kind of spoil the ending to the film. Now we know people survive and the world does get completely destroyed.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Source: The Geek Files