This fall Roland Emmerich will release his latest film, Anonymous, a period piece drama about the true origins of William Shakespeare’s work. Yes, that Roland Emmerich. But fear not, fans of movie that blow up the entire Earth but still don’t manage to get beyond boring, the master of that genre will soon be back at his craft, where he belongs. THR is reporting that the director of such fine disaster fare as 2012, and The Day After Tomorrow is readying to shoot a new script that he wrote himself, probably over at Columbia.
While most everything that Emmerich does usually turns out to be bombastic, melodramatic slop, no matter the subject matter; when he’s making a film based on a spec script of his own devising, usually you can bet that you’re in for a gigantic disaster movie. And apparently there’s something top secret about this project, picking it up means also picking up a set of terms and conditions. This is the sort of clout you have when all of your crappy movies inexplicably make ridiculous piles of money. It sounds like Emmerich might be readying his masterpiece. All we know about the film is that it is apparently titled Singularity, and it might have some science fiction elements. So what are your bets, another alien invasion, some sort of doomsday weather machine? Could he finally be dipping his toe into the death by robots genre? I guess we’ll all just have to wait and see.