Claudio Jiménez Palomar participó en el equipo de efectos especiales para la película 2012

2012 - Sony (aka Farewell Atlantis)
Symbol: 2012S   Status: Active   Genre: Action/Adventure  Phase: Development
Roland Emmerich will direct the adventure film 2012 for Sony Pictures. Based on a script he wrote with Harald Kloser, 2012 is in the vein of Day After Tomorrow where the world goes through upheaval as the apocalypse comes closer. The title refers to the year that ends the Mayan calendar.
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Published: August 30, 2008 12:00 PM
August 30, 2008 11:12 PM

Shooting begins this week in Kamloops and region on a major motion picture.

With a budget said to be more than $200 million, the Sony Pictures production Farewell Atlantis, also known as 2012 in preproduction, may be one of the most expensive films ever made in Canada — if not the most expensive.

The film’s crew arrives in Kamloops on Monday.

Filming will take place in Kamloops for the first two or three days before shooting moves to the Cache Creek area for about two weeks.

Directed by Ronald Emmerich, the man who made films such as Independence Day and Godzilla, Farewell Atlantis is based on Whitley Strieber’s novel about a group of people struggling with the disastrous end of the world as predicted by the Mayan calendar.

According to the calendar, the Mayans believed the world would end on Dec. 21, 2012 and that a cataclysm would herald doomsday.

One of the first big projects to hit the market since the three-month writers’ strike, the disaster movie, starring John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson, Thomas McCarthy, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Oliver Platt, is scheduled to hit theatres in 2009.

Extras were cast locally earlier this summer.

Other major films shot in and around Kamloops include Shooter, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Firewall, An Unfinished Life and Cadence.