the television series
By KAREN BUTLER
German-born director Roland Emmerich says a U.S.
television series is being planned to follow up
his new global disaster flick "2012."
Co-starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet and Oliver
Platt, the science-fiction movie was penned by
Emmerich and Harald Kloser. The pair produced
the film with Mark Gordon and Larry Franco.
"(The idea for a series) was just born out
of, in a way, like Harald and I and Mark Gordon,
who is big in TV, saying, 'Wouldn't it be an incredible
TV show like 'Lost?'" Emmerich told UPI in
New York Thursday.
Asked if the "2012" series will follow
some of the surviving characters introduced in
the movie, Emmerich replied: "No, no. It
would have to be new characters. When you do a
spinoff, you don't want to have the same characters."
Emmerich said he will serve as executive producer
on the show.
"2012" opens in the United States Nov.