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'2012' Featurette Unfolds Vegas in Ruins


Los Angeles will not be the only American city to crumble before the eyes in "2012 (2009)" as a new featurette for the global disaster movie unravels that Las Vegas will also be left devastated. Coming out via MSN, this behind-the-scene video offers a look at how the visual effects team work on creating the ruins of the Sin City.


The two minutes plus footage features short interview with the producers and VFX supervisors for the movie, Marc Weigert and Volker Engel. The two talk about the difficulties they encountered when they have to make Vegas recognizable despite the devastation. They also discuss about the Antonov, the big plane that carries many of the survivors out of Vegas. The video also includes commentary from director Roland Emmerich.


Interlacing the prophecy in Mayan calendar with natural disasters, "2012" presents an epic adventure about a global cataclysm leading to the end of the world. Despite its end-of-the-world tone, this disaster movie will focus more on the heroic struggle of the survivors. John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt and Woody Harrelson are among the cast.


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