Sony Pictures has announced that it will have to delay the release of filmmaker Roland Emmerich’s latest big budget disaster movie, 2012.

The studio is moving the film’s release date from July 10th, 2009 to November 13th, 2009, in hopes to have a smash hit over the Thanksgiving holiday season.

The movie, which is about an academic researcher who leads a group of people in a fight to counteract the apocalyptic events that were predicted by the ancient Mayan calendar, stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Oliver Platt and Danny Glover.

In July, writer/director Thomas McCarthy announced he has joined the cast as a supporting actor playing the boyfriend of Amanda Peet’s character.

The Dark Knight actor Chin Han also signed up to play in 2012 back in July.

2012 is the latest production from German director Emmerich, who is better known for his blockbusters Stargate, Independence Day, Godzilla (1998), The Patriot, The Day After Tomorrow and most recently 10,000 BC.

By Tessa Petrocco

Tessa Petrocco is a freelance graphic designer and media professional. She graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University in 2007, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Media Production. She moved to New York City that same year, where she worked as the Editorial Assistant and Content Coordinator for a popular film review website. Tessa enjoys spending time with her dog and boyfriend, knitting, volunteering and being a one-woman film reviewer.

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