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George Lucas Believes World Ends In 2012

George Lucas. Photo: Nicolas Genin (CC)

George Lucas. Photo: Nicolas Genin (CC)

Having produced a feature-length documentary film and edited a book on the topic, I thought I’d interviewed or researched most of the important public figures who have something interesting or informative to say about everyone’s current favorite end-times date, December 21, 2012.

Unfortunately I didn’t know that George Lucas is one of the many people who think the end of the current 5,125-year cycle of the ancient Mayan Long Count calendar on that date will mark an apocalyptic event. The Toronto Sun is reporting that Lucas revealed his fears to Seth Rogen of all people:

Funnyman Seth Rogen was left stunned by a recent encounter with his moviemaking hero George Lucas — because the Star Wars director spent 20 minutes telling him the world would end in 2012.

Rogen was left speechless when Lucas and Steven Spielberg joined a movie meeting he was a part of – but the encounter has left him worried his life will be over next year.

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Steven Spielberg Producing WTC Ground Zero Documentary

Spielberg at the PentagonNo prizes for guessing why they didn’t ask Dylan Avery (Loose Change or Ray Nowosielski (9/11: Press For Truth) to produce this film. From Variety:

Steven Spielberg is teaming with Science Channel on a documentary about the reconstruction of the former World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan.

“Rebuilding Ground Zero” will air as a six-part doc to air on the Discovery net in 2011. Spielberg will act as exec producer and advisor for the project that was originated by architect Danny Foster and director Jonathan Hock.

Doc, shot in 3D and high def, will examine the partnership of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, politicians and various construction crews and engineers in putting the pieces together for a project of such a large magnitude.

In addition to the new 1,776-foot tower, site will also be the home of a park, museum and memorial dedicated to those who were killed during the Sept.

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