The apocalyptic movie 2012 isn’t even out yet but Director Roland Emmerich is already working on a sequel for the small screen.
“It is about the resettling of Earth. That is very, very fascinating. (2012 writer/producer) Harald Kloser and I came up with the idea and we have the luxury of having a producer on the film who is a big TV producer, Mark Gordon. We said to Mark, ‘Why don’t you do a TV show that picks up where the movie leaves off and call it 2013? 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.” explains Emmerich.
Sounds like the short lived series Earth 2 except without the aliens. So what scary things will 2012 survivors encounter?
That “piece of land that was spared” is apparently Mecca because while the movie abounds with the destruction of both secular structures such as the White House & Eiffel Tower and nonsecular ones like the Sistine Chapel & a Tibetan temple, you won’t see any Muslim holy places destroyed. When Emmerich even suggested it, co-writer Harald Kloser quickly shot down the idea saying “I do not want to have a fatwa on my head because of a movie!”