After getting delayed for the fourth time last September, Deadline brings word that STXfilms has decided to officially forego their previous theatrical release plans for Ric Roman Waugh’s forthcoming sci-fi disaster film Greenland and has opted for a digital release instead. The Gerard Butler-led film will now be making its debut later this year on Premium Video On-Demand. In addition, HBO has also reportedly bought the film’s pay TV and streaming in the U.S. for a $20 million – $30 million deal. The long-delayed film is expected to premiere on HBO and will be available for streaming on HBO Max in early next year.
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.