2012: Supernova

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This article is about the 2009 direct-to-video film. For the 2000 film, see Supernova (2000 film). For the 2005 made-for-television film, see Supernova (2005 film).
2012: Supernova
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Directed by Anthony Fankhauser
Produced by Paul Bales
Stephen Fiske
David Michael Latt
David Rimawi
Written by Anthony Fankhauser
John Macy
John Willis III
Starring Brian Krause
Heather McComb
Najarra Townsend
Music by Chris Ridenhour
Cinematography Mark Atkins
Edited by Danny Maldonado
Distributed by The Asylum
Release dates
  • October 27, 2009 (2009-10-27)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $200,000

2012: Supernova is a 2009 direct-to-video science fiction disaster film by The Asylum. As with the previous film, titled 2012: Doomsday is a mockbuster of the Roland Emmerich film 2012, which was released a month later. It is the second film in the Asylum's 2012 "Trilogy"[citation needed] though the films have nothing to do with one another. The third film is titled 2012: Ice Age.

Plot[edit]

When a star gone supernova threatens to destroy the Earth, an astrophysicist puts together a dangerous and desperate plan to shield the Earth from the destructive burst of radiation heading toward it.

Cast[edit]

  • Brian Krause as Kelvin
  • Heather McComb as Laura
  • Najarra Townsend as Tina
  • Allura Lee as Dr. Kwang Ke
  • Alan Poe as Dzerzhinsky
  • Londale Theus as Captain Henreaux
  • Stephen Schneider as Captain James Moto
  • Rob Ullett as NASA Official
  • Dana Tomasko as NASA Technician
  • Rick L. Dean as NASA Technician
  • Pete Angelikus as NASA Technician
  • William Joseph Hutchins as NASA Technician
  • Doug Newman as NASA Technician
  • Jeff Crabtree as NASA Technician
  • Maus Jackson as NASA Technician
  • J. Dedman as USAF Agent
  • Henrik Ej Hermiz as USAF Agent
  • Malcom Scott as President
  • Brittian D. Soderberg as NASA Soldier
  • Andrew Fetty as NASA Soldier
  • Bryan Dodds as NASA Soldier
  • Dorothy Drury as Agent Dunne
  • Stafford Mills as Farmer Brown
  • Kevin Ashworth as Carter
  • Stephen Blackehart as Agent Greene
  • Matthew Farhat as Lt. Shalah
  • Melissa Osborne as Eden

Reception[edit]

The film has mostly poor reviews for various reasons, including its conveniently timed release so close to the release of the film 2012, which is based on a similar concept.[citation needed]

Sequel[edit]

Another sequel was released the following year entitled 2012: Ice Age and borrowing elements from another of Roland Emmerich's films, The Day After Tomorrow.

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