The Apocalypse (2007 film)
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|Directed by||Justin Jones|
|Produced by||David Michael Latt
|Screenplay by||David Michael Latt|
|Story by||Carlos De Los Rios|
|Distributed by||The Asylum|
The Apocalypse is a 2007 American direct-to-DVD disaster film produced by The Asylum and released via its Faith Films label. It has heavy similarity to the 1998 films Armageddon and Deep Impact, however the storyline is drastically different, a recurring theme of some The Asylum's mockbusters.
The film takes place in the United States in what is presumably the present day. A large, colossal asteroid the size of Texas (roughly 600 miles (970 km) in diameter) is heading towards the Earth, and threatens to wipe out the human race in a manner similar to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Whilst the Earth begins a series of efforts to divert and later destroy the asteroid, two parents – Jason (Rhett Giles) and Ashley (Jill Stapley) – search for their missing child, who is in Los Angeles, while attempting to overcome various catastrophes somehow triggered by the arrival of the meteorite.
Jason and Ashley eventually realize that it is not advanced technology that is required to find their child or divert the asteroid but faith in religion. The daughter is eventually reunited with her father, just at the time the asteroid is about to hit. They tell each other that they will see each other soon, and the film ends with the asteroid colliding with the Earth, destroying all life.
- Rhett Giles as Jason
- Jill Stapley as Ashley
- Kristen Quintrall as Lindsay
- Tom Nagel as Andrew
- David Shick as Don
- Amol Shah as Khalil
- Shaley Scott as Amanda
- Kelsey Higgs as Lucia
- Kim Little as Lynn
- Carissa Bodner as Audrey
- Dean N. Arevalo as Motel Manager
- Sarah Lieving as Janis
- Erica Roby as Laura
- Leigh Scott as Nick
- Jason S. Gray as Banker
The Apocalypse was originally written as a straightforward disaster film, but buyers asked for a religious film. It was rewritten to include faith-based elements, and The Asylum created the Faith Films label to distribute it.
- 2012 Doomsday, another Asylum film with a similar plot.
- H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, an earlier Asylum film also starring Rhett Giles.
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