Since people can't wait a bit and see the natural destruction of our planet themselves in a few decades or so :) Hollywood got hooked on apocalyptic movies. Another proof that they really bring money is the latest news about "Twister" getting a sequel. The star of the first 1996 movie Bill Paxton has revealed that he recently had a meeting with producer Kathleen Kennedy about making "Twister 2".
He said they got the idea about the sequel after studying the story about the horrible Tri-State Tornado from 1925: "That tornado still holds all of the records. It was called the Tri-State because it was a mile wide when it came down from the sky on the afternoon of March 16, 1925, and it was a rural area, but, boy, before it was through, it crossed the Mississippi, it cut across southern Illinois, where it hit a lot of towns. The biggest one was Murphysboro, which literally looked like Hiroshima after it hit. And then it went across the Wabash, into Indiana, staying on the ground three and a half hours and cutting a damage path 219 miles long, killing about 700 people. There's actually footage that I found in Murphysboro at their historical society. They had footage from a biplane that the government sent down, just to do aerial footage of all of the destruction and the damage. So we just did that to kind of get some ideas, and from that I kind of extrapolated an idea for a sequel. And I kind of put that together into a format, and now we're kind of waiting to see if that's going to move forward. That would need Steven Spielberg's blessing, ultimately, and they probably won't take it to him 'til there's real studio interest, but I think the 3D applications of that could obviously be pretty amazing."