Greenland: STX delays release of Gerard Butler-led disaster film
According to Variety, STXfilms has officially decided to push back the U.S. theatrical release date of Ric Roman Waugh’s forthcoming sci-fi disaster film Greenland. Originally scheduled for a September 25, 2020 release, the Gerard Butler-led film has now been moved to an undisclosed date in the fourth quarter. This marks the fourth time that the film was delayed due to the ongoing pandemic that continues to slow down the U.S. box office.
A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet’s fragments, the Garrity’s experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
Greenland also stars Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, V) and Scott Glenn (The Hunt for Red October, The Silence of the Lambs). The movie is written by Chris Sparling (Buried, The Sea of Trees) with revisions by Mitchell LaFortune.
Directed by Ric Roman Waugh (Shot Caller, Snitch), the film is being produced by Thunder Road Films’ Basil Iwanyk (Sicario, John Wick), who also had a hand in development, alongside Butler and Alan Siegel via their G-BASE production company. Anton is both producing and fully financing the picture, while CAA Media Finance arranged its financing, as well as represented the project’s domestic rights alongside Anton.