Although 2012 is the year that the world comes to an end, studios are still planning for films to be released many years after. It’s always good to have a back-up plan, you know, just in case the apocalypse doesn’t happen. Joking aside, Warner Bros. would like to get into the world-ending business by giving Drew Barrymore the job of directing a film simply titled The End.
The Hollywood Reporter says the film will focus on how several people spend their last day on Earth. But rather than take a comedic approach like Seeking A Friend for the End of The World and Edgar Wright’s upcoming World’s End or an action approach like Roland Emmerich’s 2012, The End will be “uplifting and humanistic rather than a downer, a meditation not on death but on life.” Characters in the film will range from “a sixtysomething radio personality in London intent on broadcasting until the end, a father trying to make it through the chaos in Tokyo to reach his wife and baby and a teenage couple in the American Midwest being pulled in different directions by their families.”
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