Legendary movie director Roland Emmerich has said the world needs more blockbuster movies on climate change to wake people up to the issues we are facing.
The filmmaker, behind films including Independence Day, 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow, said that film studios need to stop commissioning superhero films which end with the world being saved. Instead, he thinks narratives should confront audiences with harsh realities and urge them to take action.
Emmerich’s next film, Moonfall, tells the story of a NASA executive, an astronaut and a conspiracy theorist who travel into outer space to stop the moon from crashing into Earth.
He says: ‘Things might not be quite so bleak for us right now but that doesn’t mean we should bury our heads in the sand’.
‘Moonfall’ is released in cinemas on the 4th February.