Roland Emmerich knows what he's doing.  The director behind "Independence Day" and "The Day After Tomorrow," Emmerich has pretty much defined the modern day disaster epic along with Michael Bay.  Now, he's returning to the genre with "2012."

Playing on the Mayan prophecy of the end of the world occurring in the calendar year 2012, this movie will feature all sorts of disasters from meteors, to tidal waves, earthquakes and more.  The new trailer also reveals the story's main plot point, that the governments of the world have known this was coming and have a plan to save the human race (or at least some of them).  Along for the ride is an intriguing cast including John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, woody Harrelson and as the President of the United States, Danny Glover (Morgan Freeman must have been unavailable).

Check out the trailer embedded below  Is "2012" on your must-see list?  Post a comment and let us know.

"2012" opens nationwide on Nov. 13.