I think Roland Emmerich wishes this planet would just die, is hoping to make enough money to buy a place of safety in light of an apocalypse, or is thinking that making movies about the end of the world will score him a sweet invite into the President’s top secret bunker. Whatever the case, Emmerich is obsessed with the apocalypse to an extend that I personally find it creepy.
Even when not directing a mega-budget disaster film – the man directed Independence Day, 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow – he’s producing movies that are dark, bleak, and make you want to kill yourself (thanks for that.)
Arriving later this tear (September in Germany) is Hell, a German end of the world tale from director Tim Fehlbaum. Inside you’ll find the plot crunch, alongside the first official clip. What’s interesting is how “cheap” and dirty it looks, compared to Emmerich’s polished style…
“It was once the source of life, light and warmth. But now the sun has turned the entire world into a baked and barren wasteland. Forests are scorched. Animal carcasses line the roads. Even the nights are dazzlingly bright.
Maria, her little sister Leonie and Phillip are heading for the mountains in a car with tinted glass. Rumor has it water can still be found there. It is a hazardous trip to nowhere. Along the way, they run into Tom. He turns out to be a first-rate mechanic and becomes indispensable. But can they trust him? The tension grows. As if things weren’t bad enough, they are lured into an ambush and their real battle for survival begins…”