We told you a few weeks ago that Hollywood was set to make a sequel to the surprise hit disaster flick, Greenland. The movie wasn’t released inside theaters in the U.S., but it made a big splash on premium on-demand platforms.
It was kinda like a wave coming to shore. A slow build, but before you know it, everyone is being washed away by its disaster goodness. Gerard Butler (disaster film legend) stars in the movie alongside Morena Baccarin.
Butler and Baccarin portrayed an estranged couple making a dangerous journey with their young son as a global apocalypse threatens life as they know it.
At the end of the movie, they just barely manage to make it to safety with their son in Greenland. This sequel is set to follow their journey from Greenland.
The sequel is a continuation of the original story and sees the Garrity family as they leave the safety of their Greenland bunker and attempt to traverse the decimated frozen wasteland of Europe to find a new home.
The sequel went to market at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and STX purchased worldwide rights for a massive $75 million. They paid $25 million for North American rights and an additional $50 million for international territories.
In line with STX’s distribution model, the sequel is being pre-sold to buyers in foreign markets to offset the massive $75 million price tag.
So far, it’s the biggest deal to come out of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The movie is expected to begin production in 2022.
You may have missed a little disaster thriller film titled ‘Greenland‘ which was released through video on demand back in December of 2020. The movie, which stars Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin, was supposed to be released inside theaters, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed it several times.
So they decided to just put it out there, and the strategy worked because it’s slowly been growing in popularity. You can now watch it on HBO Max and Amazon Prime, and I’m surprised to say this…but it’s worth it.
The movie certainly isn’t logical, and there are some plot holes, but damn it’s ridiculously entertaining. And no one does the disaster film better than Butler. It’s his niche.
We say all this to report the delightful news that the team is returning for a sequel. Butler and Baccarin will return, along with the core filmmaking team, meaning the director and writer.
In a continuation of the story, the Garrity family, who survive a near-extinction level event when an interstellar comet hits Earth, must leave the safety of the Greenland bunker and embark on a perilous journey across the decimated frozen wasteland of Europe to find a new home.
Sounds good to me, cause I’ll admit, I was kinda wondering what the hell they were supposed to do in Greenland. I mean, how were these people going to grow food and rebuild when the rest of the planet is presumably destroyed?
Looks like we’ll find out. Not sure when the movie is expected to go into production, but we’ll keep you posted.