John Cusack and Amanda Peet Talk '2012'

John Cusack and Amanda Peet try to outrun the end of the world in '2012,' and they're telling ET all about it.
We caught up with John and Amanda, along with their co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor, at Yosemite National Park to talk about the disaster film, directed by Roland Emmerich.
'2012' follows the premise that, according to the ancient calendar created by the Mayans, the world will end in December of the year 2012. In the film, when that date arrives, all humans on earth are faced with global cataclysms.
"I knew a little bit about the Mayans," John told ET, "and they had the most intricate calendar system and the most accurate sense of time, like to the second, of any civilization… and on December 21, 2012, it just stops."
He says that the film, while visually awe-inspiring, also focuses on relationships: "You get caught up in the stories, and all the characters are trying to reconcile their relationships with each other. And as you think about what would happen at the end of the world, you think, if I only had so much time left, who would I spend it with? And who would I want to get straight with or make amends to?"
Amanda gives a lot of credit to Roland, saying, "He is a master at making people scared and making it believable and authentic."
John, for his part, says he was thrilled to re-team with Amanda, his co-star from 'Identity' and 'Martian Child': "We were both so happy we could do another movie together, because usually studios want you to pair up with somebody you've never been with. And this is our third one. We kind of thought, 'Really? We can get away with this?'"
'2012' explodes into theaters on November 13.



Shanghai(2009) (pre-production) (in negotiations)
The Factory (2009) (filming)
Igor (2008) (post-production) (voice) .... Igor
Summerhood (2008) (post-production)
(uncredited) .... Narrator
War, Inc. (2008) (completed) .... Brand Hauser
Martian Child (2007) .... David
1408 (2007) .... Mike Enslin
Grace Is Gone (2007) .... Stanley Philipps
The Contract (2006/I) .... Ray Keene
The Ice Harvest: Alternate Endings (2006) (V) .... Charlie
The Ice Harvest (2005) .... Charlie
Must Love Dogs (2005) .... Jake
Runaway Jury (2003) .... Nicholas Easter
Identity (2003) .... Ed
Max (2002/I) .... Max Rothman
Serendipity (2001) .... Jonathan Trager
America's Sweethearts (2001) .... Eddie Thomas
High Fidelity(2000) .... Rob Gordon
Being John Malkovich (1999) .... Craig Schwartz
Cradle Will Rock (1999) .... Nelson Rockefeller
Pushing Tin (1999) .... Nick Falzone
The Jack Bull (1999) (TV) .... Myrl Redding
The Thin Red Line (1998) .... Capt. Gaff
This Is My Father (1998/I) .... Eddie Sharp, the Pilot
Chicago Cab (1998) .... Scary Man
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) .... John Kelso
Anastasia (1997) (voice) .... Dimitri
Con Air (1997) .... U.S. Marshal Vince Larkin
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) .... Martin Q. Blank
"Frasier" .... Greg (1 episode, 1996)
- Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven (1996) TV episode (voice) .... Greg
City Hall (1996) .... Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun
The Road to Wellville (1994) .... Charles Ossining
Bullets Over Broadway (1994) .... David Shayne
Floundering (1994) .... JC
Money for Nothing (1993) .... Joey Coyle
Map of the Human Heart(1993) .... The Mapmaker
Bob Roberts (1992) .... Cutting Edge Host
Roadside Prophets (1992) (as John Cusak) .... Casper
Shadows and Fog(1992) .... Student Jack
True Colors(1991) .... Peter Burton
The Grifters(1990) .... Roy Dillon
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) .... Michael Merriman
Say Anything... (1989) .... Lloyd Dobler
Elvis Stories (1989) .... Corky
Tapeheads (1988) .... Ivan Alexeev
Eight Men Out (1988) .... George 'Buck' Weaver
Broadcast News (1987) (as John Cusak) .... Angry Messenger
Hot Pursuit (1987) .... Dan Bartlett
One Crazy Summer (1986) .... Hoops McCann
Stand by Me (1986) .... Denny Lachance
The Journey of Natty Gann (1985) .... Harry
Better Off Dead... (1985) .... Lane Meyer
The Sure Thing (1985) .... Walter (Gib) Gibson
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984) .... Johnny Maine
Sixteen Candles (1984) .... Bryce
Class(1983) .... Roscoe Maibaum