Disaster filmmaker: Roland Emmerich has less desire to destroy

Disaster Filmmaker
Roland Emmerich has less desire to destroy

The director Roland Emmerich throws the moon out of its orbit. Photo: Tobias Hase / dpa

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When it comes to climate change, the Hollywood director is pessimistic. In his new sci-fi film “Moonfall” he pushes the moon out of its orbit and lets it race towards earth.

When it comes to climate change, German Hollywood director Roland Emmerich has little hope.

“At the moment there are still many people who deny climate change,” said the 66-year-old to “Playboy” magazine (February issue). “But in 10, 15, 20 years everything will be so bad that nobody can deny it. So people won’t wake up until it’s too late, because you can’t just turn the climate around like that. ” Then “all countries would do the same – they will isolate themselves.”

Emmerich, who was born in Stuttgart and lives in Los Angeles, will soon be releasing his sci-fi disaster film “Moonfall” in cinemas. In it, the moon is pushed out of its orbit by mysterious forces and rushes towards earth.

Emmerich (“The Day After Tomorrow”) is known for his disaster films. When asked whether, given the current situation, he still felt like staging the apocalypse, he said: “It takes away a bit of the desire to destroy. In “Moonfall” I show that less. A bit of New York sinks to rubble and ashes, otherwise I concentrate more on the moon. “


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