October 4, 2005

Director Emmerich to make prehistory

By Tatiana Siegel and Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - German director Roland
Emmerich, who offered a terrifying glimpse of the future in
"The Day After Tomorrow," will deliver a blast from the past
with "10,000 B.C."

The Columbia Pictures project centers on a young mammoth
hunter who embarks on a journey through uncharted territory to
secure the future of his dying tribe. In the process, he saves
the one he loves. The story is based an idea that Emmerich
envisioned a decade ago. Shooting is set to begin next year.

The deal marks the first project under Emmerich's
production deal with Columbia, which was signed in April. He
last teamed with the Sony-owned studio on 2000's "The Patriot"
and 1998's "Godzilla."

Emmerich most recently directed and produced the 2004 Fox
disaster thriller "The Day After Tomorrow," which earned $187
million at the domestic box office. His credits include
"Independence Day" and "Stargate."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter