There’s Doomsday Preppers and then there’s Black Swan director Darren Aronofksy. The director is said to be prepared for the end of days, which may or may not be tomorrow, December 21. The director, who’s famous for his cinematic masterpieces such as Requiem For A Dream, Black Swan, and The Fountain has used the social network site Twitter to tell followers where he will be in the event that our world comes to an end.
The filmmaker released the following tweet earlier today:
going to maya country to pay respect to the great ancient astronomers who knew tomorrow would one day come. hail xibalba & flaming serpent.
— darren aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) December 20, 2012
If you aren’t aware, which you should be if you’re into following current events, Friday, December 21 will be the last day on earth, according to the Mayan calendar. Aronofsky had declared where he’ll be on that day. The filmmaker is going to the Mayan country to pay his respects to the astronomers that predicted this would happen. Perhaps this will start a trend amongst his followers and Aronofsky will be joined by others on this Mayan quest?
The calandar of the Mayans expresses that December 21 is a 5,125-year cycle. However, New York Times has published information that notes this is all bologna. The doomsday prophecies are said to be a mere misinterpretation of the Maya Long Count Calendar, and December 21 will just mark the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one.
Of course, maybe Aronofsky is just in that end of days mindset because he’s currently shooting the film Noah, which is based on the apocalyptic visions from biblical Noah himself. As it is, his tweet sounds tongue-in-cheek anyway, but just for hilarity’s sake we do hope he finds a few friends to “follow” him on his “journey.” Despite his supposed sarcasm, Aronofsky will most likely make his way to the Mayan country, as he was seen at Marrakech International Film Festival just a few days ago.
Here’s hoping he tweets a few pictures of his “last day” on earth.