Directed by Roland Emmerich. With John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton. A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of 2012 (MMXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter AG), the 2012th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD 2012 is a 2009 American science fiction disaster film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. It stars John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt NO,The world did not end in 2012, but the world as we know it did. Just as the Mayans predicted, Dec 21 2012 marked the The Beginning Of The END.From Roland Emmerich, director of THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW and INDEPENDENCE DAY, comes the ultimate action-adventure film; a thrill-ride of human survival, exploding Critics Consensus: Roland Emmerich’s 2012 provides plenty of visual thrills, but lacks a strong enough script to support its massive scope and inflated length.