Paramount Pictures will distribute a still-untitled An Inconvenient Truth sequel
Paramount Pictures announced today it will release a still untitled An Inconvenient Truth sequel theatrically. From Participant Media, and directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, the An Inconvenient Truth sequel follows former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his decades-long fight to build a more sustainable future for our planet. The 2006 original won two Academy Awards.
“Now more than ever we must rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis,” says Gore. “But we have reason to be hopeful; the solutions to the crisis are at hand. I’m deeply honored and grateful that Paramount Pictures and Participant Media have once again taken on the task of bringing the critical story of the climate crisis to the world.”
“We are honored to be working again with Al, Jeff Skoll and everyone at Participant on a film whose message is as urgent as ever,” adds Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey. “Al’s tireless efforts to bring about change continues to inspire all of us as we fight for the health of our world for future generations.”
Executive producer, founder and chairman of Participant Media Jeff Skoll says, “A decade after we took a risk in backing a film centered around a slide show presentation and one human’s quest to awaken global consciousness about our changing planet, we are proud to bring global audiences a promising update: that a future powered by clean, safe, renewable, inexpensive, non-polluting energy is no longer a dream but a very attainable reality.”
“It has been our honor to work with Participant on the follow-up to ‘An Inconvenient Truth,'” say Cohen and Shenk. “Climate change is the story of our time and following Al Gore during this critical moment in history has been both sobering and incredibly inspiring. We couldn’t be more excited to have Paramount taking the film out to a wide audience around the world.”
Stepping beyond the limits of the first movie’s focus on Gore’s inspirational slide presentation, the An Inconvenient Truth sequel travels the world and delivers an inspirational story of change in the making. It is produced by Richard Berge and Diane Weyermann and executive produced by Jeff Skoll, Davis Guggenheim, Lawrence Bender, Laurie David, Scott Z. Burns, and Lesley Chilcott.
Paramount Pictures will premiere the An Inconvenient Truth sequel at Sundance and then release the film theatrically later in 2017.