2012: Supernova

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2012: Supernova
2012 Supernova.jpg
Directed byAnthony Fankhauser
Produced byPaul Bales
Stephen Fiske
David Michael Latt
David Rimawi
Written byAnthony Fankhauser
John Macy
John Willis III
StarringBrian Krause
Heather McComb
Najarra Townsend
Music byChris Ridenhour
CinematographyMark Atkins
Edited byDanny Maldonado
Distributed byThe Asylum
Release date
  • October 27, 2009 (2009-10-27)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$200,000

2012: Supernova is a 2009 direct-to-video science fiction disaster film directed by Anthony Fankhauser and starring Brian Krause, Heather McComb, and Najarra Townsend. It was distributed 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.

Premise[edit]

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

Cast[edit]

  • Brian Krause as Kelvin[1]
  • Heather McComb as Laura[1]
  • Najarra Townsend as Tina[1]
  • Allura Lee as Dr. Kwang Ke[1]
  • Alan Poe as Dzerzhinsky[1]
  • Londale Theus as Captain Henreaux[1]
  • Stephen Schneider as Captain James Moto[1]
  • 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.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "2012: Supernova – review". Radio Times. Retrieved 2 June 2018.