John Cusack for 2012

No, our fave on-screen geek king isn’t in training for the Olympics; rather he’s mulling over the decision to sign on for Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi disaster epic 2012, which tells the story of the end of the world and the struggles of a band of survivors. Cusack is, according to The Hollywood Reporter, in negotiations … Continued

50johncusack_468x307.jpgNo, our fave on-screen geek king isn’t in training for the Olympics; rather he’s mulling over the decision to sign on for Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi disaster epic 2012, which tells the story of the end of the world and the struggles of a band of survivors.

Cusack is, according to The Hollywood Reporter, in negotiations to play the lead in the film – Jackson Curtis, a divorced dad – and Chiwetel Ejiofor is rumoured to be in line to co-star, playing a science advisor to the president.

Emmerich will direct from a script written with his 10,000BC collaborator Harald Kloser, and Columbia is looking at a July 2009 release.