Are you pumped for the end of the world? According to the Aztec calendar, the world ends in 2012, which is the cue for Roland Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow) to make another disaster movie. But the world-ending catastrophe in 2012 isn't what you'd expect from the Aztec hook: It's way more science fictional.

In 2012, a portal has opened into a parallel universe, which includes an exact double for everyone on Earth. (Yes, even Jet Li.) The doubles must somehow be contacted, in order to prevent the world's impending doom. (And no, we don't know what this has to do with Aztecs either.)


John Cusack will play a part-time limo driver and writer, Jackson Curtis. Chiwetel (Serenity) Ejiofor is also in talks to join the cast. Which begs the question: what would you do if you knew the apocalypse was coming in four years? [Variety]

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