Two very different trailers have hit today, quite frankly I’ m favouring Crossing Over, but 2012 could see Roland Emmerich return to the side of good cheesiness rather than utter drivel (witness his last film 10, 000 BC).

So to 2012 first, Sadly it hasn’t got anything to do with the forthcoming London Olympics: rather the numerical title is a reference to the belief in some spiritual quarters that a ‘great transformation’ will occur – which could mean sunshine and happiness, or could mean an apocalypse. Guess which one Roland has gone for…?

Yes, not content with having the world almost wiped out by aliens, giant lizards or weather, this time he’s gone for… well, I won’t spoil it just yet. The teaser shows a Tibetan monk running uphill to sound an alarm, which appears to be all in vain as a tidal wave spills over the Himalayas towards him (and the Himalayas are, like, big, in case you didn’t know!). Meanwhile there are familiar beats of black with text telling us that the governments of the world aren’t even going to try saving the population on this one.

There’s no sign of any of the impressive main cast yet – John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Oliver Platt are all onboard – but surely as the end of the world is nigh, they’ll be turning up in the full trailer early next year. 2012, ironically, is out on July 10, 2009.

 

And so to Crossing Over, the film, which stars the likes of Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Alice Braga and Ashley Judd, features several sprawling stories that cover various immigration issues in the style of Traffic. Yahoo Movies has the footage, which finds Ford’s character torn between his job as an immigration enforcement officer and his moral feelings about the treatment of an illegal immigrant.here and here.

Ray Liotta, meanwhile, brings on the sleaze as the official deciding whether Alice Eve can get her green card. One guess as to how she can guarantee her legal status – and it’s not with a fruit basket. After a long time sat on the shelf (it was finished early this year), Crossing Over will open in 2009. Check out the trailers

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