It appears that Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin’s Greenland characters are going to be in for yet another fight for survival.
A sequel to the 2020 disaster flick Greenland has been greenlit, with both Butler and Baccarin set to return as John and Allison Garrity. The key creatives are also back, with director Ric Roman Waugh (who also directed Butler in Angel Has Fallen) and screenwriter Chris Sparling signing up for another round as well.
The original film saw Butler and Baccarin playing an estranged couple who find themselves fighting to survive with their young son, Nathan (Roger Dale Floyd), as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. As cities around the world are leveled by the comet’s fragments and the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, the Garrity family takes on an incredible trek towards a possible safe haven.
The sequel will be picking up from where we left the Garrity family, having made it through a near-extinction level event when an interstellar comet hit the earth. Now, the family 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.
Said Waugh, back at the helm:
“Greenland spoke to our humanity in the middle of a global catastrophic event, highlighting what people are capable of doing to one another, both good and bad, when it’s life or death. The irony is we made the first film pre Covid and watched many situations come to reality. I’m really looking forward to the next chapter of The Garritys post the first extinction event.”
Fingers crossed the sequel experiences a smoother road to the screen than the first film. Originally set for release in June 2020, Greenland went on to have its release date changed and pulled multiple times as the pandemic went on. HBO Max ended up releasing it in the US and Amazon Prime Video had it for Australian release. Despite a staggered and bumpy rollout, the film did quite well through digital services and limited cinemas, hitting the number one spot in over 26 markets including Spain, Russia, Germany, France, and Italy. The production was estimated to have cost around $US35 million; the film earned a bit over $US52 million worldwide.
No release date has yet been announced for the still-untitled Greenland sequel. Take a look back at the first film…