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2012
2012 pre-release poster
2012's pre-theatrical release poster

Crew:

Roland Emmerich - Director
Harald Kloser - Producer

Cast:

John Cusack - Jackson Curtis
Chiwetel Ejiofor - Adrian Helmsley
Amanda Peet - Kate Curtis
Liam James - Noah Curtis
Morgan Lily - Lily Curtis
Thomas McCarthy - Gordon Silberman
Zlatko Burić - Yuri Karpov
Beatrice Rosen - Tamara
Oliver Platt - Carl Anheuser
Danny Glover - Thomas Wilson
Thandie Newton - Laura Wilson
Woody Harrelson - Charlie Frost

Theatrical
Release Date:

November 13, 2009

Preceded by:

N/A; Beginning of continuity

Succeeded by:

2013: Season 1

2012 is a disaster movie directed by Roland Emmerich and released to theaters in America and Canada on November 13, 2009. The film's central premise is the fulfillment of the Mayan Calendar's prediction of the end of the world in 2012. It begins with solar flares in 2009 heating the planet's core, and causing a so-called Earth crust displacement in 2012 that brings about a series of cataclysmic natural disasters that destroy much of mankind and the planetary surface.

Mercury Rising Universe

  • In the Mercury Rising universe, the film still exists and is watched multiple times by Peter Lynch, Peter Horosz, Joseph Lynch, and Simon Jeffries between it's American release date and the first major disaster of the year, after which they quit watching.
  • Actress Amanda Peet and actor Liam James's roles are replaced by that of fictional actress Amy Hanson (character Simone Jeffries' sister) and real-life actor Quinn Lord, who portrayed young Peter Bishop in Season 2 of J.J. Abrams' Fringe.

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