The film will reportedly center on an academic researcher who discovers that multiple versions of Earth co-exist in different dimensions, but all are threatened by an apocalypse to occur in 2012 prophesied by the ancient Mayans. By opening a portal into a parallel universe, he makes contact with his double to stop the prophecy from being fulfilled.
The film is currently looking for a screenwriter.
Apparently, a forthcoming novel by Whitley Strieber, 2012: The War For Souls, is the basis for the Bay production; given that Strieber’s book isn’t due to be published until September, it’s impossible to say whether or not ideas got (let us euphemize) farmed from Rosenberg. After all, Mayans are hot right now, right? On the other hand, this isn’t a new experience for Rosenberg, whose long-running strip has featured a genius goldfish and sexually-deviant gray aliens living among ordinary Americans (which, let’s face it, is a pretty particular combination of themes right there).
Attempts to reach Rosenberg for comment were unsuccessful. We at Fleen can only speculate whether he is:
- flattered that his ideas are good enough for people to make money off of them
- pissed off that it’s not him making the money
- horrified that it’s Michael Bay who’s making the money, or
- ready to sue for 1.6 billion dollars
Personally, we at Fleen are hoping for that last one, because it would be awesome, like a flaming train running into a bus full of nuns, kittens, puppies, and orphan children, and then they all blow up in slow motion. Hey — somebody get me Michael Bay on the phone, I got an idea for him.